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Meeting Covid-19 Health Directives

How to Meet COVID-19 Health Directives

Safety is the highest priority in operating an essential farm and food business. Find resources from public health and from retailers and farm businesses here of how to implement the COVID-19 directives for workers and shoppers in grocery stores and food retailers.


Hand Washing, PPE , and Surface Sanitation Guidance

Watch webinar recordings about On-Farm Food Safety During COVID-19 by CAFF and Safe Operating Practices during COVID-19 by the WSDA.

USDA allowed detergents and sanitizers for food contact surfaces and equipment in Organic operations.

Proper glove use fact sheet.

The Environmental Protection Agency List N contains all the disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2.

Food Safety Guidance

Farming During Covid: Safe Selling and Customer Interactions

FDA Guidelines COVID-19 Food Safety Guidelines

Resources for the Washington Produce Industry created by WSU (English and Spanish available).

Guidance for farms on-farm deliveries, and preparedness for deliveries by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

FDA Fact Sheet on Safety Distributing Unused Human Food for Animal Food Use During COVID-19

Guidance on Worker Safety and Labor Management

Farming During Covid: Washington Workplace Safety Requirements

New agricultural requirements for all worksites and work related functions from Governor Inslee.

Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 resources and guidelines for food workers and establishments (information available in multiple languages).

Webinars and videos created by AgSafe Network on COVID-19 topics ranging from hygiene for employees in fields to FFCRA & What It Means for Employers.

Info Sheet on worker health and hygiene by PennState Extension

FDA guidelines on use of face coverings in the Food and Agriculture Sector during COVID-19

What to Do If You Have COVID-19 Confirmed Positive or Exposed Workers in your Food Production, Storage, or Distribution Operations Regulated by FDA .

The Cornell Ag Workforce is a great resource for updates on labor management issues and programs and policies related to ag workforce issues and COVID-19.

CDC posters to place around the work space to raise awareness about COVID-19, highlight how to slow the spread, and what to do if you do get sick. Available in multiple languages.


COVID-19 FAQ on Safety and Best Practices for U-Pick Farms

Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms during COVID-19 created by the Cornell Small Farms Program.

Farm and Food Retail

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Guidance for essential businesses. Documents are available in English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese.

Translated COVID-19 Essential Business guidance information as well as centralized link to the three recent Spanish, Vietnamese, & Somali COVID-19 webinars which can be shared and viewed at any time.

King County Public Health documents for food establishments, workspaces, farm stands to display for customers and share with employees about how to minimize the spread.

View photo examples for food businesses on how to implement COVID-19 sanitation guidelines and social distancing.

Farmers Markets

Seattle & King County Public Health Guidelines for Farmers Markets during COVID-19.

WA Farmers Markets Association operational and preventative practices to implement at farmers’ markets.

Information on best practices, examples, and resources for farmers, including communication templates, pictures, success stories provided by the farmers market coalition.