COVID-19 Resources for Agriculture

January 12, 2021

San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau - COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Survey for Agriculture Employers

San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau represents the ag industry on the County's COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. We are collecting information from local farmers, ranchers, wineries and other ag businesses to help guide the County's distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Employers are asked to complete this survey as soon as possible. Preliminary data was shared with the County earlier in January, but employers are still encouraged to complete the survey through February and March 2021 so we can help coordinate vaccine delivery for the agricultural industry as the County proceeds into the 1B category. 

To complete the survey click here.  

Farm Bureau is Still Here to Protect Our 'Essential' Industry

San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau is here for our members during this public health crisis. We are still working everyday to advocate on behalf of our members and provide critical information regarding COVID-19 impacts to our agriculture community.  If we can answer questions or offer assistance, please contact Executive Director Brent Burchett at bburchett@slofarmbureau.org, 805-543-3654 (to leave a message at the office) or 805-503-0150 (cell).  Our most up-to-date resources are emailed to members every Friday in our SLO County Farm Bureau Weekly E-News.  Are you a member and not receiving your email? Please let us know. These weekly updates are also posted to our website.


San Luis Obispo County's Latest Status

SLO County's reopening status is determined by the State of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy The best local source of SLO County reopening information remains the County's ReadySLO.org website.  San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau is representing the agriculture industry on the SLO County COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.  Follow the latest information on the vaccine delivery by clicking here.

 

Cal/OSHA COVID Testing Regulations for Employers

Dec. 18, 2020 Update - California approved emergency temporary Cal/OSHA standards on COVID-19 infection prevention on November 30, 2020. These new temporary standards apply to most workers in California not covered by Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases standard. Learn more on the standard here. The COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Frequently Asked Questions from Cal/OSHA is here.

 

COVID 19 Resources for Farmers & Ranchers

California Farm Bureau Federation

In these unprecedented times, keeping up with daily announcements and directives from all levels of government has been all-consuming. For our Farm Bureau members and agriculturalists, we have worked to compile the latest guidance documents and regulatory changes in an easily accessible format, with the goal of quickly providing the information farmers and ranchers need so they can remain focused on the health and safety of their families and employees.  Learn more at:  https://www.cfbf.com/covid-19-information/

San Luis Obispo County Agriculture Commissioner - COVID-19 Testing for Farm Workers - Click Here

San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services - Resources for Agriculture - Click here 

Spanish Language Translation Assistance from San Luis Obispo County Government:

Laura Gabriela Zarate
Multilingual Outreach Lead
County of San Luis Obispo Emergency Operations Center
COVID-19 Response
805-781-4719
lzarate@co.slo.ca.us

VIDEO - Ask the Doctors:  COVID-19 Questions Answered for SLO County Agriculture - On September 23, 2020 SLO County Farm Bureau partnered with the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and the SLO County Department of Agriculture / Weights & Measures to bring the latest medical information from local infectious disease specialist Dr. J. Trees Ritter.  To watch the 1.5 hour video webinar on Facebook, click here

California Department of Food and Agriculture - https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/coronavirus/

UCANR California Agritourism - Resources for Farm Stands and Direct Marketing Farmers - http://www.calagtour.org/Shelter-in-Place_Resources/

County of San Luis Obispo Office of Emergency Services - https://www.emergencyslo.org/en/covid19.aspx

American Farm Bureau Federation - https://www.fb.org/related/COVID-19

California Strawberry Commission - https://www.calstrawberry.com/en-us/Coronavirus

Wine Institute - https://wineinstitute.org/news-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19-update

California Cattlemen's Association - https://calcattlemen.org/category/press-releases/covid-19/

Western Growers - https://www.wga.com/sites/default/files/wg_covid19_industry_faq.pdf

Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement - https://lgma.ca.gov/

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce - https://slochamber.org/covid-19-resources-for-businesses/

South County Chamber of Commerce - https://www.southcountychambers.com/covid-19-resources

Paso Robles Chamber of Commercehttps://www.pasostrong.org/

Templeton Chamber of Commerce https://www.templetonchamber.com/covid-19-resources/

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