As California businesses begin reopening, the State has released the COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening, which provides guidance for employers to help them plan and prepare for reopening their business and to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers.

The guidance and links in each section are provided to give employers the tools they need to open safely and mitigate risks associated with COVID-19. Topics addressed in the playbook include:

Last Friday, Governor Newsom unveiled Housing for the Harvest, a new program that will offer temporary hotel housing to farm and food processing workers who need to isolate due to COVID-19.

Initial efforts will focus on the Central Valley, Central Coast, and Imperial Valley regions, as these regions have the highest number of agricultural workers. The program will expand as other counties or regions with agricultural workers opt in.    

Matthew Allen

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is currently assessing COVID-19 information resource needs and is asking food and agriculture businesses across the state to participate in a brief survey. Results from the survey will help improve how COVID-19 information is relayed to California food and ag businesses.

Don’t miss this opportunity to voice your concerns about potential COVID-19 tools to local and state agencies. WG encourages you to take five minutes to respond to the survey today.

Sonia Salas

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