COVID-19 and Your Produce Farm

COVID-19 and Your Produce Farm: Steps that produce farm managers and individuals working with fruit and vegetable farms should consider to protect their workforce, their business, and their markets.

This webinar was presented by Richard Stup, PhD, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development, Elizabeth Bihn, PhD, Director of Produce Safety Alliance at Cornell, and Anu Rangarajan, PhD, Director of the Cornell Small Farms Program.

Link to Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development COVID-19 Resources Page
Link to Webinar Recording
Link to pdf of the Webinar Presentation
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A number of thoughtful questions were submitted during the webinar. A few responses to FAQs and additional resources are provided below.

  • Can employers require employees to notify them if they have tested positive for the coronavirus? Yes. I answered this incorrectly in the webinar. According the law firm Fisher Phillips, the EEOC has confirmed that employers may require employees to notify their employer about positive test results. (Richard Stup)


More COVID-19 Resources

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A collaborator of the Cornell Small Farms Program Labor Ready Project (ESL Works) has launched a free text-based training that consists of five-minute "drills" focused on COVID-19 universal preparedness for essential workers. Content is based on CDC/WHO guidelines and is updated in real-time. Topics include:

  • Preventing the spread of COVID-19
  • How to wash our hands properly
  • Hand sanitizer dos and don’ts
  • How to disinfect your phone
  • When to wash our hands
  • How to sanitize high-touch surfaces

For a demo, text STOPCOVID to 929 335 2215 or visit STOPCOVID.CO(not COM) to learn more. If you choose to use this service, you will receive a unique code for the farm to share with your employees. You will also receive reports daily on training results.

Last updated May 8, 2020