COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources, Fact Sheets and Information Update

The Almond Alliance team will continue to update this COVID-19 resource page as you and your employees implement best practices. Please call or email our team with any specific questions you have and we will help you!

Permission and Essential Food and Agriculture Employee and Supporting Vendor Letters:

Critical Infrastructure Workforce Employee letter template, Click Here.

Critical Infrastructure Workforce Vendor letter template, Click Here.

U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture Exemption letter for essential services and shelter in place orders, Click Here.

Executive Orders and Directives:

California Executive Order, Click Here. 

California Department of Food and Agriculture- COVID 19 and the Food Supply,  Click Here.

State of California Executive Order re: COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave & Hand Washing Requirement:

To read a copy of the order, Click Here.

Summary of California Executive Order N-51-20 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave & Hand Washing Requirement, Click Here.

State of California Executive Order re: Child Care:

Governor Newsom signed an executive order to facilitate child care for children of essential critical infrastructure workers, and the order specifically includes the children of food and agriculture workers, among others.

To read a copy of the order, Click Here.

California Department of Education (CDE) Guidance Regarding Emergency Childcare Services for Essential Workforce, Click Here.

State of California Executive Order re: Unemployment Benefits & New Call Center:

Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-50-20 to support California workers impacted by the Coronavirus, including financial aid to undocumented immigrants. The state also issued a Guide for Immigrant Californians.

To read a copy of the order, Click Here. 

Critical Infrastructure Definitions:

Department of Homeland Security issued a guidance with additional details regarding the food supply chain as critical infrastructure, Click Here.

State of California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California, Click Here.

California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offers information about the extension of expiring commercial driver licenses and transactions now permitted via DMV virtual office, Click Here.

Caltrans permits authorizing overweight trucks to deliver emergency COVID-19 supplies, including food, Click Here.

Cal OSHA Guidance Document: COVID-19 Daily Checklist for Agricultural Employers, Click Here.

Cal OSHA Guidance Document: COVID-19 General Checklist for Agricultural Employers, Click Here. 

Cal OSHA Guidance Document: COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees, Click Here.

U.S. Department of the Treasury / U.S. Small Business Administration – Assistance for Small Businesses:

U.S. Department of the Treasury Information on Assistance for Small Businesses, Click Here.

CARES Act Established Several New Temporary Programs to Address the COVID-19 Outbreak, Click Here.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Resources, Click Here.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loan Small Business Guide and Checklist, Click Here.

Paycheck Protection Program Loans Frequently Asked Questions, Click Here. 

Paycheck Protection Program – Alternative Criterion for Seasonal Employers, Click Here.

Paycheck Protection Program Requirements for Promissory Notes, Authorizations, Affiliation, and Eligibility, Click Here.

Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form, Click Here.

Paycheck Protection Program Lender Application Form, Click Here.

Paycheck Protection Program How to Calculate Maximum Loan Amounts, Click Here. 

U.S. Small Business Administration Contact Information for Questions:

Phone: 1-800-659-2955 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339)

Email: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Webinars

K·Coe Isom Virtual Town Hall: Update on Guidance from the Treasury, Click Here.

K·Coe Isom Virtual Town Hall: CARES Act and U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Update, Click Here.

California Department of Public Health:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Retail Food, Beverage, and Other Related Service Venues, Click Here. 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Food Supply Chain, Click Here.

COVID-19 Prevention Tips, Click Here.

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Updates, Click Here.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidance:

California Department of Pesticide Regulation is offering N95 Alternatives for Pesticide Handling and Gloves Safety Tips for Handling Pesticides, Click Here. 

FEMA Fact Sheet Coronavirus Pandemic: Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting, Click Here.

Protocol and Communication Resources:

Food Industry Recommended Protocols When Employee/Customer Tests Positive for COVID- 19, Click Here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources:

COVID-19 Materials for you to place in the workplace in English and Spanish.

English Poster, Click Here.

Spanish Poster, Click Here.

English Factsheet, Click Here.

Spanish Factsheet, Click Here. 

Keeping the Workplace Safe Infographic, Click Here. 

Coronavirus Disease Frequently Asked Questions, Click Here. 

Federal Emergency Preparedness Funding, Click Here.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Expanded Emergency Declaration, Click Here.

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, Click Here.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, Click Here.

Mitigation Strategies for Communities, Click Here.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Resources:

Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),  Click Here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supply Chain Update, Click Here.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Publishes Temporary COVID-19 Policy for Food Safety Modernization Act Supplier Verification Onsite Audit Requirements, Click Here.

What to Do if You Have COVID-19 Confirmed Positive or Exposed Workers in Your Food Production, Storage, or Distribution Operations Regulated by FDA, Click Here.

Use of Respirators, Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings in the Food and Agriculture Sector During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic, Click Here. 

H.R. 6201 (Families First Coronavirus Response Act or “FFCRA”) – U.S. Department of Labor:

FFCRA Summary of Requirements

Almond Alliance FFCRA Summary of PSL and FMLA Requirements Summary, Click Here.

Tax Credits Available to Employer for FMLA/Paid Sick Leave

IRS’ guidance Regarding the Tax Credits, Click Here. 

Form 7200 (Advance of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19), Click Here.

Guidance

U.S. Department of Labor Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus, Click Here.

U.S. Department of Labor OHSA Resources for Workers and Employers on COVID-19, Click Here.

Recording of COVID-19 Work-Related Illness Under the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration’s (OSHA) Recordkeeping Requirements, Click Here.

COVID-19 and the American Workplace, Click Here. 

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, Click Here.

California LWDA Resources for Employers and Workers, Click Here.

IRS’ Website for Coronavirus Tax Relief, Click Here. 

California COVID-19 Response / Financial Help, Click Here. 

OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, Click Here. 

Questions and Answers

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers, Click Here.

Questions and Answers about posting requirements, Click Here.

Fact Sheets and Posters

U.S Department of Labor Guidance for employees poster, Click Here.

Field Assistance Bulletin, Click Here.
Fact Sheet for Employees, Click Here.
Fact Sheet for Employers, Click Here.

USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resources and Program:

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide and Matrix, Click Here.

USDA’s Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19, Click Here.

USDA’s Recording of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Direct Payments Webinar, Click Here.

USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Information Website, Click Here.

USDA’s Application for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Direct Payments, Click Here.

Current State of COVID-19 in U.S. and Abroad:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in the U.S., Click Here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Cases, Click Here.

Information for Businesses:

U. S. Food and Drug Administration Approved Protocols When Employee/Customer Tests Positive for COVID- 19.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, Click Here.
Information for Communities, Schools, and Businesses, Click Here.
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations – Community Facilities, Click Here.

World Health Organization Get Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19, Click Here.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Risk Management for COVID-19, Click Here.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19, Click Here.

K·Coe Isom Virtual Town Hall: Crisis Planning and Employee Communications During National Emergency, Click Here.

Additional Information:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and White House Coronavirus Task Force in the Coronavirus Guidelines for America, Click Here.

Informational site for agriculture producers to get updates on U. S. Department of Agriculture actions during the coronavirus emergency, including how to access certain services and programs and local Service Centers, Click Here.

Comprehensive information on all U. S. Department of Agriculture announcements and actions related to the coronavirus emergency, as well as detailed FAQs, Click Here.

U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s COVID-19 resource page, Click Here. 

Latest information related to the H2A visa program and processing of applications, Click Here.

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration CDL Waiver. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration grants, until June 30, 2020, a waiver from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license and commercial learner’s permit holders and to other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles. For Enforcement Notice, Click Here.

California Department of Food and Agriculture Guidance and Best Practices for Nurseries During COVID-19 Pandemic, Click Here.

COVID-19: Not a Threat to California’s Water Supply, Click Here.

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

Coronavirus COVID-19 Map of Global Cases

Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University