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Pa. Dept. of Ag Outlines Update Farm Labor Requirements

Series: Coronavirus | Story 142

April 23, 2020

On April 21, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provided farmers who provide housing to their workforce – be it domestic, migrant, or guest H-2A workers – with enhanced requirements for seasonal farm labor to maintain a healthy agriculture workforce to ensure necessary farm labor can continue during COVID-19 mitigation in Pennsylvania.

The following are some examples of necessary provisions to maintain the health and safety of seasonal farm workers:

• Per CDC recommendations, there should be a minimum of six feet between beds;

• Beds should be positioned so that workers...

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