Release of COVID-19 Guidelines for Agriculture Marks Progress, but New York Lawmakers Must Do More

After months of calling on Governor Cuomo and New York State lawmakers to take immediate action to protect farmworkers from COVID-19, we are pleased to share the news that NY's Department of Health, Department of Labor, and Department of Agriculture & Markets have finally released guidance documents aimed at addressing the threat COVID-19 presents to our state's farmworkers and their families. 

Learn more about New York's recommended protocols for Agriculture:

These guidelines are step in the right direction, but do not carry the force of regulations. As we work to educate workers about the precautions and protocols they should expect from their employers, WJCNY will continue advocating for enforceable health and safety protections for farmworkers and all essential workers through the NY HERO Essential Workers Campaign. We are also fighting alongside undocumented communities across the state to Fund Excluded Workers. We are counting on your continued solidarity as we work toward transforming this crisis into a catalyst for social change.