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USDA – Availability of Interim Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers and Potential Resources for Seasonal Agriculture Laborers

Today, CDC and the Department of Labor released Interim Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers to protect agriculture workers from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Agricultural employers can adapt these recommendations to protect workers at their particular work sites or in specific work operations. Agriculture work sites, shared worker housing, and shared worker transportation vehicles present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Consistent application of specific preparation, prevention, and management measures can help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The interim guidance document can be accessed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-agricultural-workers.html.
Also, USDA developed a document entitled “Potential Resources for Seasonal Agriculture Laborers” which is included in the link below.  This document provides information about federal and state programs that may be useful during this time.