COVID-19

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

 

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Resources for farmworker-serving organizations

 

 

By State:

 

California

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

 

Maine

 

Michigan

  • 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

 

North Carolina

 

Oregon

 

Pennsylvania

 

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

 

Wisconsin

  • 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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