COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources
As the situation with Coronavirus COVID-19 evolves, following is a list of useful health and business resources designed to provide you with the latest information about how to help protect yourself, your family, and your colleagues.
Attention Agriculture Employers:
- CDFA has prepared a flyer to assist employers in worker awareness.
- County of Lake Public Health Officer prepared flyer in both English and Spanish.
- Cal/OSHA has created a daily checklist for ag employers and an informational video on infection prevention for farmworkers in English and in Spanish.
- UC Davis has put together a checklist in English and Spanish for employers to maintain a healthy workforce.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response.
California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG)
CAWG has worked with the law firm of Fisher Phillips, LLP to produce a document that answers many labor-related questions.
California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA)
CDFA has compiled a list of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Suppliers with hyperlinks to each vendor’s catalog in order to assist farmers in sourcing PPE for essential workers.
CDFA shared a link to Thomasnet.com COVID-19 Response Suppliers: Thomas is a well-established industrial supply company, and their website has already registered over 1,000 vendors offering COVID-19 products, materials, or manufacturing services. The suppliers listed have gone through a thorough vetting process to confirm legitimacy and availability of products and services.
California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR)
Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)
Notice of Regulatory Relief.
California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers.
COVID-19-Prevention-Emergency-Standards effective November 30, 2020
COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees.
COVID-19 Daily Checklist for Ag Employers.
Interim Guidelines for General Industry on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Department of Homeland Security
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance regarding critical infrastructure workers, which includes information specific to food and agriculture.
Food Industry Association
COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection for Human-Touch Surfaces, a guide created for grocery stores and suitable for all segments of the retail food industry.
Lake County Department of Health Services (DHS)
Flyer in English.
Flyer in Spanish.
One-page flyer in Spanish.
Lake County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
On October 20, 2020, the Lake County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with Lake EDC to manage the Lake County CARES Small Business Assistance Grant Program for businesses in Lake County negatively impacted by the COVID emergency. This program will allow businesses impacted by the COVID emergency to apply for up to $20,000 in grant funds. Grants will be funded in amounts up to $20,000 per business, on a first-come, first-served basis until December 9, 2020. To access the application portal and for more information, visit the Lake EDC website.
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.
President of the United States
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Agricultural Worksite Checklist – English version.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Agricultural Worksite Checklist – Spanish version.
U.S. Department of Labor
Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Coronavirus and Service Centers.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a fact sheet – Use of Respirators, Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings in the Food and Agriculture Sector during Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic – designed to help answer questions from the Food and Agriculture Sector about what respirators, disposable facemasks, such as surgical or medical masks, or cloth face coverings are most appropriate for various settings.
The FDA published a summary – What to Do if You Have COVID-19 Confirmed Positive or Exposed Workers in Your Food Production, Storage, or Distribution Operations Regulated by FDA – that outlines key steps that employers and workers can take to help stay open, prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, and support continuity of essential operations if workers are diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19, or show symptoms associated with COVID-19.
NOTE: For essential worker travel during times of Shelter in Place Orders, it is suggested agricultural employers require that each employee carry appropriate work credentials, along with a signed, dated letter on company letterhead naming the employee and stating the employee is employed in an agricultural operation, an essential business.
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