Industry Alert: COVID-19 Resource Update

  March 20, 2020 — In an effort to provide Almond Alliance members resources on the new COVID-19 guidance, orders, factsheets and materials we have a library of resources available to you.  Templates that we have created for members include:

  • Explanation letters for employees.
  • Employee notifications of continued operations.
  • Permission letters for Essential FOOD AND AGRICULTURE employees and subcontractors.

If you need assistance, or have a question, contact us and we will help you get through this.

Below are some additional resources for your reference and review:

RESOURCES:

US Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce

California Department of Food and Agriculture
COVID-19 and the Food Supply
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/coronavirus/CDFA_COVID-19_and_the_Food_Supply_3-19-20.pdf

US Department of Health and Human Services
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

COVID-19 Workplace Materials in English and Spanish
English Poster: Click Here
Spanish Poster: Click Here
English Factsheet: Click Here
Spanish Factsheet: Click Here

Informational site for agriculture producers to get updates on USDA actions during the coronavirus emergency, including how to access certain services and programs and local Service Centers.
www.farmers.gov/coronavirus

Comprehensive information on all USDA announcements and actions related to the coronavirus emergency, as well as detailed FAQs.
www.usda.gov/coronavirus

Latest information related to the H2A visa program and processing of applications.
www.farmers.gov/manage/h2a

Use this email for questions, concerns, or suggestions about maintaining the food supply chain throughout this current situation.
foodsupplychain@usda.gov

Use this email for questions, concerns, or suggestions about ensuring kids and others have access to food and meals.
feedingkids@usda.gov

Use this email for any questions or if you are experiencing problems, or need assistance with getting H2A workers during this coronavirus emergency.
aglabor@usda.gov