Your employer must take feasible actions to protect you from harm while at work. Often employers can make work changes to assist in protecting you from contagious diseases like COVID-19, while at work. Learn what actions you and your employer can take to help you stay healthy.
What is COVID-19?
How is COVID-19 spread?
What should I do if I feel sick?
Do not come to work if you:
How To Stay Healthy at Work
Helping to keep safe, healthy food flowing to people is critical work and should continue even when stay-at-home orders are in place. This essential work must be done as safely as possible.
Keeping a physical distance between workers is the best way to protect everyone. This includes in the fields, processing plants and packing sheds. It is also important when traveling to and from work.
What is Physical Distancing?
Safe physical distancing means staying at least six feet (two meters) from others. Physical distancing can help stop illnesses from spreading. What you can do:
Washing or sanitizing your hands often is another way to protect yourself and others. Use soap and water and scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. When to wash your hands:
Hand sanitizer is another way to kill the germs when you are not able to wash your hands.
Other things you can do:
What your Employer Should do to Prevent COVID-19
Every worker has the right to a safe and healthy job. You have this right no matter what your immigration status is. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, also called Cal/OSHA, is the agency that enforces this law. Cal/OSHA wants your employer to:
What your employer can do to support physical distancing:
What your employer can do to support good hygiene practices:
Your employer must always make sure you have bathrooms and handwashing stations.
How To Stay Healthy at Home
Physically distancing yourself from others you live with protects everyone. This may be difficult where farmworkers live together in group settings. But it is the best way to keep everyone safe. It is also very important if one of you becomes sick. Ways to protect everyone at home:
If your employer houses you, they should do things to make physical distancing possible. They can take steps to keep workers with COVID-19 apart from healthy workers. It is important to report symptoms to people in charge of housing.
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