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.

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.

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.

Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form, Click Here.

Paycheck Protection Program Lender Application Form, Click Here.

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.

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:

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.

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

Almond Alliance Memo on H.R. 6201 (FFCRA) Summary of Requirements – Update #2, , Click Here.

Tax Credits Available to Employer for FMLA/Paid Sick Leave

Memo on IRS Guidance on Tax Paid Sick Leave/ FMLA Tax Credits, Click Here.

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’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued additional guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The WHD’s press release, which contains links to the new guidance documents, Click Here.

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.

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.

FFCRA Summary of Requirements

Below guidance regarding how to implement H.R. 6201 (Families First Coronavirus Response Act or “FFCRA”). Although some questions remain, we are providing a comprehensive Updated Summary of the Requirements, along with additional important considerations employers should understand as we move forward in this unprecedented time.

H.R. 6201 (FFCRA) Summary of Requirements, 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.

Small Business Administration COVID-19 Resources, 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.

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