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WSNLA Update: Protections for Farmworkers in Housing, Transportation & Jobsites

Tuesday, June 2, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Breanne Chavez
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Agriculture Covid-19 Requirements: Protections for Farmworkers in Housing, Transportation & Jobsites.

On May 28, Gov. Jay Inslee today laid out additional health and safety guidelines for the agriculture industry.

These requirements clarify and expand the standards necessary to implement a cohort model described in the previously released housing rules. The cohort model can reduce the risk of transmission of the virus and enables contact tracing efforts to quickly identify, trace, test and isolate close contacts of workers.

The requirements in this proclamation will protect workers:

  • In the fields and orchards,
  • In packing houses for fruit and vegetables, and
  • On employer provided transportation.

These requirements do not apply to meat or other food processing operations.

CLICK HERE to read the complete announcement on The Governor’s Medium page.

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