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USDA Service Centers Taking Precautionary Measures to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus


Susan Kubo



USDA Service Centers Open for Business by Phone Appointment Only


Honolulu, Hawaii March 20, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Centers are encouraging visitors to take proactive protective measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.


USDA Service Centers in the Pacific Islands Area will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the Natural Resources Conservation Service are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. 


Producers can find Service Center phone numbers at


NRCS continues to look at flexibilities to deliver programs on behalf of producers, just as they have in past situations, such as natural disasters. Farmers and ranchers are resilient and NRCS will continue to deliver the resource conservation programs that keep American agriculture in business today and long into the future.  


Online services are available to customers with an eAuth account. Online NRCS services are available to customers through the Conservation Client Gateway. Customers can track payments, report completed practices, request conservation assistance, and electronically sign documents. Customers who do not already have an eAuth account can enroll by clicking Get Started at Conservation Client Gateway.


For the most current updates on available services and Service Center status visit


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