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June 25, 2020

Register Now for WG COVID-19 Webinar Series – Part One: Friday, June 26

With peak summer harvest season rapidly approaching, many Western Growers members may still have questions about how to implement the CDC/OSHA interim guidance for agriculture workers and employers in their operations.

To address practical applications of the guidance on farms and in facilities, Western Growers is teaming up with leading experts from UC Davis, Rutgers University and Colorado State University to conduct a three-part COVID-19 webinar series.

The first webinar, Basics of COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plans, will be held this Friday, June 26, at 11:00 a.m. PT. Following the presentation, time will be allotted for Q&A from the audience.

Register for Part One: Basics of COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plans


  • Sonia Salas, Assistant VP, Food Safety, Science & Technology, Western Growers
  • Heather Riden, Program Director, Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, UC Davis
  • Don Schaffner, Ph. D., Extension Specialist, Food Science, Rutgers University


  • Introduction, CDC/DOL guidance purpose and current issues
  • What do we know about COVID-19 now? What key risk factors affect the fresh produce industry?
  • What is a COVID-19 assessment and control plan? How do you develop one in the fresh produce industry?
  • Screening and monitoring workers: What should you know?
  • What do you do if a worker has, or has been exposed to, COVID-19?

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The second webinar in this series, Assessment and Control Plans: Do’s and Don’ts, will be held next Tuesday, June 30, at 9:00 AM PT. Registration for part two will be available at the end of Friday’s webinar.