As we continue to wade through these uncharted waters of Covid-19 restrictions, the NMCA is here for you to help provide resources and a voice in Santa Fe. This information is on resources available and what the NMCA Board of Directors are doing to help protect our industry. Please reach out if you have any questions, need help with setting up a Covid-19 prevention plan for your operation, or have an input to the conversations we are having with the NM Environment Department (NMED).
Below are differences between the CDC and the NM Department of Health and the NM Environment Department.
Tips to prepare for a Covid-19 Positive Employee
The governor appointed a group of industry professionals to develop COVID Safe Practices (CSPs) for your sectors. It is critically important that you closely follow the CSPs in order to protect your community as a whole against this devastating virus. The sector specific CSPs can be accessed by visiting the New Mexico Department of Health’s website. https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-safe-practices/
Western Growers Covid-19 Webinar Series Resources Available
In an effort to facilitate industry-wide adoption of the CDC-DOL interim guidance for agriculture workers and employers, Western Growers (WG) recently completed a three-part webinar series addressing the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures on produce farms and in facilities
Part 1: Basics of COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plans
Part 2: Assessment and Control Plans Do’s and Don’ts
Part 3: Shared Housing and Transportation
CDC Guidelines for Agriculture Workers and Employers
Farm operations vary across regions of the country. This guidance provides a template of action to protect agriculture workers from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Agricultural employers can adapt these recommendations to protect workers at their particular work sites or in specific work operations.