The White House gives specific guidance on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis in each state, which includes: 

  • closing all bars, clubs and gyms in hot spot counties
  • mandate public use of masks in all current and evolving hot spots 
  • encourage individuals that have participated in large social gatherings to get tested
  • increase messaging of risk of serious disease in all age groups, especially those with preexisting medical conditions
  • continue to ramp up weekly testing 
  • enhance contact tracing

Housing for the Harvest
Housing for the Harvest will provide safe, temporary isolation spaces for agricultural and farmworkers who test positive or were exposed to the virus, which limits the risk of spreading COVID-19 to their coworkers or households.

Employer Resources

Recognizing that there is a need to pull the growing list of employer need-to-know information on COVID-19 into one manual, the Department of Public Health released the following:

Employer Playbook:

As a reminder, Cal/OSHA has informative material on their website at,

CDFA maintains our COVID-19 website as a resource portal for agriculture:
Outreach and Education

Watch the new PSAs about how we can all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep California healthy here:

Make It Happen (English)
Juntos (Spanish)

Listen to radio spots for essential workers about how to safely transition from work to home here:

Essential Workers (English)
Essential Workers (Spanish) 


The California Department of Public Health announced new testing guidance that established prioritization in testing, individuals working in agriculture are in the third tier of testing priority, behind hospitalized, and health care, congregate care, emergency services and correctional workers.

Full guidance:

For more information contact
California Dairy Campaign
Field Representative Joe Melo at 209-216-7615.