The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly across the world. Although cities have the most sick people, the disease has reached rural communities of New York as well. Everyone needs to take this very seriously. Agriculture is an essential business, so many of us will continue to go to work. However, we all need to take precautions to stay safe and help prevent further spread of the disease. The key things to do are limit contact with other people and keep everything very clean. We’ve prepared a new resource to help Spanish- and English-speaking farm employees access credible, multi-lingual information that they can use right away. The document appears in English and Spanish and the content is the same, we will keep both documents up to date during the present COVID-19 crisis. Access these and other resources here (http://blogs.cornell.edu/agworkforce/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/) or link directly below.
- COVID-19 Reliable Resources for Farmworkers – Spanish
- COVID-19 Reliable Resources for Farmworkers – English
By Libby Eiholzer, CCE Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team, and Richard Stup, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development
Below are additional farmworker resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Chautauqua County Department of Health:
Basic COVID-19 Flyer
COVID-19 Symptoms Flyer
Do I need to get tested?
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
Stop the Spread of Germs Poster
Wash your Hands Poster