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Bill Jordan - TheBillJordanProject 501c3

Studied via University Libraries old historic bio-security texts and practiced small scale farming stepping in cookie sheet with iodine.

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  1. Have protective shoe covers as with surgeons, or utilize the cookie sheet pan method of the past stepping in iodine, pure vinegar, or what is tested proven to kill this particular virus.
  2. Be sure logistic supplies are stored for full surface contact expiration period due to possible handlers contamination for a week in advance for all supplies.

The measure of focus on the bottoms of shoes has been utilized in the past for historical farm outbreaks in order to not spread from farm to farm and they worked.

I've practiced bio-security on my small farm in the past because I have poultry and visit other farms who may be immune to what they've got.  I've also lived secure in the past without going to town except for supplies but once a month for almost ten years, just family farming.

I'm repeating this story from my other idea because I think it's serious and important.

 This is how I would manage my farm if I could.

I can put this into a story concept as a way to communicate to others.  Let's say I'm a farmer with lots of livestock in blocks.  Lets say there's 20 blocks total on my farm all full of animals.  Block 1 gets real sick but all others are okay to start.  One animal gets out of Block 1 and travels to all blocks.  That one is put back or whatever but its everywhere.

Every pen a least one sick.  Immediately quarantine from a separate pen one at a time that is healthy.  Through Bio-security fan out.  Bring all the healthy ones one at a time to the clean new ground and placing the sick on clean ground separately.  Repeat.  Go through and do that again with any sick and any healthy that appear to show signs.  

If I was the farmer I wouldn't step in one sick pen then go to any other pen.  Bio-security with the shoes and not touching anything in the pen.  So one pen in, then out entirely.  Then clean and go to another pen.  Don't go from pen to pen without sanitize between.

For this example, don't touch the water troughs, feed bowl, or fence at all.  It's on the ground and on all stuff.  Clean things over and over and keep finding new ground for the animals.  Sunlight pens that are clear and no use for over a year.  Or tested and cleaned to standards.

The old sick pens stay vacant and receive sunlight for a year before re-entry.  This is 110% Bio-Security measures that I would enact right away on my farm operation.

Let me know if this helps.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • No

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?


Shut down the fence line. 

Clean the shoes or get new ones.

Clean all feet leaving an airplane.

Clean all feet leaving a store, or anywhere.

This goes along with what the experts say about handwashing of course, but we need to go all out on bio-security if we are serious.  Warm air dry.  110%

There are large scale poultry producers who practice this bio-security with a room outside all entrances and exits.   

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I was asked by this platform for ideas this morning I thought about it then I started emailing the idea to the channels I know.  Local Tribal Leaders  Governor  Yankee Composites This was asked to Dr. Sanjay Gupta after emailing on CNN about can the virus be carried via shoes while I continued writing here  He said yes  This is written in old texts and I read it years ago in University Libraries some dating back to early 1800's for outbreaks

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • News: Radio
  • Bio-Security Knowledge from studies.

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

Let's keep going.  Don't stop with where we're at.  Keep the Bio-Security measures increasing as precaution and it may well be worth it.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

County to county.  

This is a tactic in high-rise firefighting clearing and securing the premises.  

Contain the Environment to stop the spread.

If an area is all-clear, keep it closed.

Secure supply-chain people.

What is your current profession?

Small-scale Family farmer / Non-Profit Manager regarding Food Security.

In what city are you located?

Middletown, California

In what country are you located?

United States


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