What We Do


Farmworker Justice is collaborating with farmworker-serving organizations and many other organizations to help farmworker families confront the very serious challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmworkers are considered “essential workers,” risking their health to ensure that we have access to fruits and vegetables. Farmworkers face numerous challenges to protect themselves and their family members from COVID-19 due to their working and living conditions. FJ and our partners developed policy recommendations that we shared with Congress and the Administration to ensure farmworkers are able to adequately protect themselves in the fields and at home. FJ will continue to monitor developments.

A compilation of resources is below.


General resources



Resources for workers


Spanish             Ixil                   Kaqchikel

K’iche´              Mam               Q’anjob’al

Q’eqchi            Tz’utujil 


Resources for farmworker-serving organizations



By State:



  • Cal/OSHA (Safety and Health Guidance:: COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees)





  • The Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer

– EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-111 Protecting the Food Supply and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers from the effects of COVID-19

 EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-97 Safeguards to protect Michigan’s workers from  COVID-19; Rescission of Executive Order 2020-91)


New Jersey


New York

– Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tips

– Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operator Checklist for Farms

  • Office of the Governor

– Non-Food Related Agriculture Guidelines for Employers and Employees

– Interim Guidance for Non-food Related Agriculture Activities During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


North Carolina






Washington State

  • State of Washington, Office of the Governor:

– Proclamation 20-57 Concerning the Health of Agricultural Workers; Issued May 28, 2020

– Agricultural COVID-19 Requirements: General Provisions for All Worksites and Work-Related Functions; Issued May 28,2020



  • State of Wisconsin (Emergency Order #25: Additional Safety Measures Related to the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and Migrant Labor Camps)


Policy recommendations


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