Protection for Unvaccinated Agricultural Field Workers

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Masks and Frequent Hygiene Measures

  • To maximize protection from highly contagious variants and prevent possibly spreading COVID to others, both vaccinated and unvaccinated people should wear a well-fitting mask over your nose and mouth inside public places when the COVID risk to your community is high.
  • Wear a mask correctly. It should cover your nose and mouth and be changed frequently.

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Protection Against COVID-19 in Agriculture Work Sites

  • Place safety and informational posters about COVID-19 in places that are visible to your workers.
  • The posters should indicate safety measures for unvaccinated workers: wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart, handwashing, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated areas.
  • Encourage your workers to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, available, and free, regardless of your immigration or health insurance status.

What to Do if Someone Is Sick

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should stay at home and isolated from everyone else with whom they share housing.
  • The employer should communicate worker’s positive COVID-19 cases to local health authorities.