Manage your workforce COVID-19 testing and vaccination needs with Western Growers COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Resource Center.

This web page will serve as the hub of information for updates, resources and key links to assist our members with questions related to COVID-19 testing and the vaccine rollout. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) is currently working with state and county health department officials to determine vaccine priorities and administration processes.

As reported here, on January 15, 2021, just five days before President Biden would take the oath of office, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the imminent publication of a final rule, Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Nonimmigrants in the United States (RIN 1205-AB89). The rule was to go into effect 30 days after the pending publication of the rule in the Federal Register.

Jason Resnick

One of California’s recent COVID-19 laws, AB 685 which requires employers to notify employees who have possibly been exposed to the virus and report workplace outbreaks to the local health department, went into effect January 1, 2021. This law also allows the Division of Occupational Health and Safety to more aggressively enforce health and safety standards to prevent workplace exposure to and spread of COVID-19 including potentially shutting down an entire worksite or specific worksite area if an imminent hazard related to COVID-19 is identified.

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