COVID-19 Information for Ag Workers (October 2020)

We’re here to help answer your questions about preventing the spread of COVID-19 on the farm.  If you don’t find the answers here, please reach out to us at cph-greatplainscenter@uiowa.edu.

U.S. health and safety professionals have been responding to the needs of the public and workers to recommend protection against the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the infectious agent causing COVID-19.  Personnel in the Great Plains Center of Agricultural Health have been providing guidance to employers, health care systems, public health workers, and the public at large.  This website contains an assembly of best practices that have been assembled to provide guidance to agricultural workers. It will be updated as new information becomes available. We also intend to include Spanish versions of these resources as soon as possible.

Citizens across the GPCAH region have responded by adopting the highly effective, best practices that incorporate physical distancing, handwashing, and frequent disinfection of high-touch areas at home and throughout the community.  Questions from the community have been compiled into a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) guide to help agricultural workers throughout the Great Plains region with the most frequently asked questions relevant to protecting your family and business in these unusual times. 

Please send an email to cph-greatplainscenter@uiowa.edu with your questions regarding COVID-19.  We will answer your questions to help you protect your family and farmworkers this growing season.

Resources

Click on the following topics to access helpful COVID-19 resources available through GPCAH.

CDC COVID-19 Guidance for the Agricultural Industry
Cloth Face Coverings: Selection, Use, and Maintenance PDF
Cloth Face Coverings Q&A and Demo Video Series
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19
Other COVID-19-Related Videos
Posters
Posters for Spanish Speakers

Additional Information

Click the links below for more information about COVID-19.

Regional State Departments of Health and Extension Offices
US Ag Safety and Health Centers (CDC-NIOSH)

 

Last Update:  August 28, 2020