On January 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a webinar to provide updates on COVID-19 vaccine implementation for food and agriculture essential workers. The webinar will also cover vaccine safety and confidence as well as recommendations for vaccine prioritization.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT

Panelists:

Sonia Salas

On Jan. 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that would modernize the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Program. This combined agency effort between DOL, the State Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been a long time coming and comes on the eve of a presidential transition. However, as this final rule comes at the transition of administrations, chances of implementation as written are extremely slim.

Jason Resnick

While the country is still in the early phases of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine, we want to keep you informed of what we are doing as an organization to prepare. As you are aware, the COVID-19 vaccine will have limited availability at first due to limited supplies. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) is currently working with state and county health department officials to determine which groups will receive the first vaccinations and where they can get it.

David Zanze

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