On Monday, June 22, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host the next call in a series of weekly private sector calls for updates on the COVID-19 response. As previously announced in Spotlight, the CDC is conducting private sector calls detailing what the CDC knows and what it is doing in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The CDC plans to host calls every Monday for the foreseeable future.

Sonia Salas

Today, the California Department of Public Health released updated guidance on face coverings, requiring Californians to wear a face covering in high-risk settings and the use of cloth face coverings by the general public when outside of the house. Scientific research has proven that face coverings, in addition to physical distancing and frequent hand washing, will reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Californians must wear face coverings in the following situations:

Western Growers Board of Directors’ nomination ballots were emailed to all regular members for the two-year term through 2022. Our new, secure online voting platform replaces the old paper-ballot system and focuses on privacy, security and verifiability—all of which are paramount to hosting an honest election. 

The nomination ballot is the first step in a two-part process. It lists prospective candidates from your district for inclusion on the official ballot. The official ballot will be emailed to you in September in order to vote to fill the allotted board seats.

Kim Sherman

Don’t miss this Thursday’s “Innovating in Challenging Times” webinar series with ChyrsaLabs’ Samuel Fournier! Fournier will be presenting ChrysaLabs’ soil fertility assessment technology and the trials they are planning in California this season. This technology measures, in real-time, soil nutrients and soil health, providing needed information within seconds to producers and agronomists with the same exact accuracy of a laboratory.

Chardae Heim

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