Important information regarding poultry exhibition cancellations: Due to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza detections in the Commonwealth, a signed General Quarantine order went into effect on April 16th, 2022. The order, titled 52 Pa. B 2223 General Quarantine Order; Cancellation of Exhibition of Poultry and Their Hatching Eggs Due to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, prohibits the display, exhibit or presence of poultry, poultry products, including eggs, poultry parts or any goods or items containing or made up of poultry products such as feathers, or poultry parts at ANY exhibitions or other such venues within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which receive funding pursuant to the Pennsylvania Agricultural Fair Act 3 P.S. § 1501 et seq. This order remains in effect until officially rescinded by the Department. It is the goal of the Department to mitigate this disease threat as quickly as possible to resume normal poultry movements including allowance of exhibition at venues that receive funding pursuant to the Pennsylvania Agricultural Fair Act referenced above. However, at this time we cannot allow resumption of exhibition of any of the above. The Department will be sure to provide notification to the fairs, veterinarians, and stakeholders should this Quarantine Order be rescinded, and poultry exhibitions as listed above can resume.
No poultry exhibitions regardless of their funding, association, or venue may occur within a 10 km control zone of a premises infected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza pursuant to Pa. B. 2597 General Quarantine Order, Virus Control for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Poultry, Poultry Litter, Conveyances, Feed, Refuse, Containers, and Material Standards, Published Saturday April 30th 2022. Current Control zone proximity may be checked at the Department’s Control Zone Address Checker on the PADLS website by clicking on the following link: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (arcgis.com) or by typing directly in the search bar: https://padeptag.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=a9066a3d68a443a08043 766cb84bf4ae.