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

COVID-19 Vaccination Information for San Diego County

  • Feb 15, 2021

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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Ventura County Seeks Agricultural Employers For Small Group COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Clinics

  • Feb 15, 2021

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...

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Deadline is December 11

  • Dec 03, 2020

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 provides financial assistance to growers impacted by the COVID pandemic. The deadline to apply for CFAP 2 is December 11.

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Ventura County Farmworker Household Assistance Program Still Accepting Applications

  • Oct 12, 2020

The Farmworker Household Assistance Program in Ventura County aids farmworkers who may be in danger of losing their homes due to the COVID pandemic. Learn more about this program and how to apply.

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PPE Available for Agricultural Workers in Santa Barbara and San Diego Counties

  • Sep 30, 2020

The Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has a variety of personal protection equipment (PPE) currently available to assist members of the agricultural industry. Supplies are limited and availability is temporary

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San Diego and Ventura Counties Launch Lodging Programs for Agricultural Workers Affected by COVID-19

  • Sep 23, 2020

To assist agricultural workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who may have had close contact with someone who tested positive, San Diego County and Ventura County have initiated temporary housing programs so individuals can safely isolate or quarantine.

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