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.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has added two new COVID-19 documents to its COVID-19 resources page for agricultural employers.
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.
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.
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
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.
United Fresh, AFFI and Western Growers, with input from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control, have released guidance for agricultural employers pertaining to how they can help protect seasonal workers and those who live in shared/communal housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.