Online Manual Provides COVID-19 Guidance for California’s Agriculture Industry

  • May 29, 2020

The California Department of Public Health, California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Department of Industrial Relations have released the COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Agriculture and Livestock manual online. The document provides guidance to help employers provide a safe environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online manual is presented in an easy-to-read bulleted format that includes direct links to additional online resources.

Highlights from the document include:

  • Best practices in forming a work-specific COVID-19 prevention plan
  • Important topics to share with employees concerning COVID-19 symptoms, risks, prevention, social distancing, face coverings and programs that support workers’ sick leave and compensation for COVID-19
  • Recommended employee screening measures
  • Cleaning and disinfecting protocols
  • Physical distancing guidelines and how they can best be implemented
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