Members of the agricultural industry are facing unprecedented challenges during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To assist growers, the California Avocado Commission has gathered beneficial industry resources and the latest updates concerning COVID-19 that pertain to the industry. We will continue to share the latest news in our GreenSheet newsletter, and encourage you to check this page often for the latest updates and news.

COVID-19 News

New COVID-19 Supports for California Ag Workers Include Housing for Isolation and Quarantine

  • Jul 30, 2020

California Governor Newsom announced a new housing program to assist California workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing temporary hotel housing for agricultural and farmworkers who test positive, or were exposed to, COVID-19. Learn more.

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CDFA Adds Two New COVID-19 Resources for Agricultural Operations

  • Jul 10, 2020

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has added two new COVID-19 documents to its COVID-19 resources page for agricultural employers. 

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Webinar Addresses How to Implement COVID-19 Measures on Produce Farms

  • Jul 06, 2020

Western Growers is hosting a three-part webinar series for members of the agricultural industry that addresses how produce farms and facilities can practically implement COVID-19 prevention and control measures. Learn more.

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Centers for Disease Control Releases New COVID-19 Testing Guidance

  • Jun 19, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has released guidance on the appropriate use of COVID-19 testing on its website, including testing strategies for COVID-19 in high-density critical infrastructure workplaces after a COVID-19 case is identified.

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Growers Encouraged to Complete Survey About COVID-19 in the Workplace

  • Jun 12, 2020

The University of California – Davis’s Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and the Farm Employers Labor Services invite members of the agricultural industry to complete a ten-minute online survey about their experiences addressing COVID-19 in the workplace

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CDC and Department of Labor Issue COVID-29 Guidance for Agricultural Workers and Employers

  • Jun 12, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Labor have released interim COVID-19 guidance online for agriculture workers and employers, noting this guidance may be adapted by state and local health departments in response to local COVID-19 circumstances.

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