December 17, 2020

WG, Coalition Support Bill Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccines for Ag Workers

WG has joined a coalition of 28 California agriculture associations in support of AB 93, a bill by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (56th AD) that prioritizes workers in the food supply industry, including field workers, for rapid testing and vaccination programs in response to COVID-19.

In a letter to Assemblymember Garcia, the coalition states: “With COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations on the rise, it is imperative we protect those that continue to serve the population of the state and nation by ensuring they are some of the first in line for the vaccine.”

In addition to the legislation, the coalition also notes the need for additional education of the importance of the vaccine, social distancing, and other precautions against COVID-19 for the field worker community as well as implementation of measures to protect their individual privacy.

Click here to read the full letter.

For more information, please contact Matthew Allen at [email protected].