On Friday, the CDC issued clarification on its guidance for COVID-19 testing and is again recommending testing for anyone with close contact to someone with COVID-19:

“Due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, this guidance further reinforces the need to test asymptomatic persons, including close contacts of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection” (meaning being within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes).

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has revised the farm labor contractor (FLC) application form WH-530 and several other forms related to FLC registration with WHD.  The new forms WH-530, WH-514 and WH-514A, which have an expiration date of 8/31/2023, may be used immediately, but must be used for any application submitted on or after October 1, 2020. Farm labor contractors are advised to replace expiring forms with the new forms and to train staff involved in the FLC registration and vehicle inspection reporting processes to use the new forms.

Jason Resnick

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