Western Growers, United Fresh and the American Frozen Food Institute have teamed up to develop COVID-19 guidance for produce operations.

This guidance document provides useful advice and recommendations to help farm owners and operators prepare for seasonal operations including onboarding of seasonal workers, field and facility procedures, and shared/communal housing and transportation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is soft-launching the SafelyMakingCA.org web portal to connect employers across the state to California manufacturers making non-medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

While the initiative will be officially launching soon, the web portal is live and functioning, and WG members are encouraged to utilize the tool to find and connect with manufacturers of specific PPE.

In response to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages in the agricultural sector, EPA is providing temporary guidance regarding respiratory protection requirements for agricultural pesticide handlers.

The temporary guidance outlines approaches to address the unavailability of required respiratory protection and respiratory fit testing that should first be exhausted before considering any alternative options.

Options include:

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