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.
On June 17, the new Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards went into effect. Employers should be aware of these updates as the new rules lift many of the COVID restrictions for fully vaccinated employees.
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has mobile teams available to host on-site COVID vaccine clinics beginning April 15. The on-site clinics, which can be hosted at worksites, will be able to provide 100 – 200 appointments.
San Diego County has announced COVID vaccines will be available for the Food and Agricultural Sector beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021. Learn more.
The California Department of Industrial Relations and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency have launched a “Safer at Work” website that contains comprehensive COVID-19-related resources for employers. Learn more about this resource.
At this time, it is still unclear when COVID vaccination eligibility will be expanded to the agricultural workforce as Ventura County continues to focus its efforts on vaccinating people over the age of 65. However, the county is currently conducting small-scale pilot programs to vaccinate workers at agricultural sites in order to assess any logistical challenges that may arise once the...
In San Diego County, CAL FIRE has been tasked with vaccinating agricultural workers once Tier 1B, which includes agricultural employees, is opened. At this time, CAL FIRE also is seeking large sites that can accommodate 100+ people in 30-45 minute cycles. Learn more.
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