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

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

Housing for Harvest Program Available in Riverside and Santa Barbara Counties

  • Sep 14, 2020

The Housing for Harvest program provides safe, temporary hotel housing for agricultural workers who test positive, or were exposed to COVID-19. Programs are now in place in Riverside and Santa Barbara Counties.

Read More

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More