New CDC Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Department of Labor recently released a new set of guidance specific to farm employers and agricultural workers. Link to the new resource here: Key topics addressed in the guidance include: exposure risk, assessment and planning, screening and monitoring workers, managing sick workers, return to work issues, control measures, housing, transportation, and children.

About a week earlier, New York State issued farm-specific guidance for COVID-19, see the previous post “State Guidance for Farms to Prevent/Respond to COVID-19” for details. State guidance takes precedence over federal guidance in most situations.

Remember to use these resources to develop your required farm business safety plan with support of Cornell resources.

By Richard Stup, Cornell University. The post New CDC Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers appeared first in The Ag Workforce Journal