Coronavirus Resources

The Coronavirus crisis is changing quickly. Check back regularly for the latest information. (Last Update: 5/22/2020)

If you have specific questions about worker health and safety on your ag business, please email us: hicahs@colostate.edu.

General Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC COVID-19 Information and resources for coping with COVID-19 stress

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): General COVID-19 information from USDA

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): General COVID-19 information from AVMA

Agriculture-Specific Resources

Best Practices for Sharing Farm Vehicles – HICAHS (This pertains to sharing farm equipment and not group transportation to a worksite)

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Agricultural Worksite Checklist – Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (UC Davis)

COVID-19 Recommendations for Growers (including precautions on the worksite and in farmworker housing) – Migrant Clinicians Network

Disinfection Topics:

Farmworker Housing Simulator – Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety.
This simulation tool is designed to show how easily a virus can spread among farmworkers based on room size and how beds are arranged in their housing. It also suggests alternative room arrangements to help prevent or reduce the spread of illness within a shared space.

How to build an on-farm handwashing station – University of Minnesota Extension: Handwashing station building instructions and handwashing station video demonstration

Keeping children engaged and safe on the farm during COVID-19 – National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (Marshfield Clinic)

Point of Sale

Respirators

Worker Health and Hygiene During COVID-19 Webinar (4/14/20) – Colorado Produce Safety Collaborative & Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

Financial Relief Options – U.S. Small Business Administration

Updates on the H-2A Visa Program – USDA

Resources by Ag Industry

Cattle:

Dairy:

Floriculture/Greenhouse/Nursery:

Meat and Poultry Processing:

Pork: COVID-19 resources from the National Pork Board

Produce:

Spanish Resources

Video: How to Deal with the Coronavirus – for Dairy Workers (Spanish with English subtitles) – South Dakota State University Extension & University of Idaho Extension

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (Spanish PDF)

Lo Que Necesita Saber Del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) en Su Lecheria (What You Need to Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Your Dairy) – Alltech

COVID-19 Y La Salud En Las Engordas (COVID-19 and Health on the Feedlot) – Central States Center for Ag Safety and Health

COVID19: Reducir el miedo y cuidar de si mismo (COVID-19 Reducing fear and taking care of yourself) – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Protección Respiratoria Durante la Pandemia COVID-19: Conservación de provisiones de respiradores (Respiratory Protection During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Conserving Respirator Supplies) – HICAHS

Uso Compartido de Vehículos Agropecuarios Durante la Pandemia de COVID-19 (Sharing Farm Vehicles During the COVID-19 Pandemic) -HICAHS

Stress Management and Mental Health Resources

Coping with COVID-19 stress from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Reducing fear and taking care of yourself from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (available in 7 languages)

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health – Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During and Infectious Disease Outbreak – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Webinar Series – 6 Weeks to Improve Resiliency for Farmers
Free, 30-minute online sessions provided by Lauren Ziegler of My Still Life. Series hosted by the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. You do not need to live in Colorado to participate. 

  • Week 1 – Resilience: Navigating Changes (Watch)
  • Week 2 – Managing Daily Aches & Pains (Watch)
  • Week 3 – Hands-on Tools for Stress Management (Watch)
  • Week 4 – Exercises During Work, 4/30/2020 (Watch)
  • Week 5 – Tools for Insomnia, 5/7/2020 (Watch)
  • Week 6 – Lifestyle for High Performance Moving Forward, 5/14/2020 (Watch)

More information about each session is available from the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.

Regional Crisis Services:
Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255
Avera Farm Stress Hotline (Dakotas): 1-800-691-4336
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Other Resources

Webinars

Best Practice For Producer Growers – Colorado Produce Safety Collaborative (all videos and slides here)

No Contact Sales: A Discussion with Garden Center Retailers (4/13/20) — American Hort

Work in the time of COVID-19: Protecting Vulnerable Workers and Their Families (3/25/20) – Migrant Clinicians Network

Reaching Out to Customers in an Ever-Changing COVID-19 Environment (3/25/20) – Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

What Ag Producers Needs to Know About COVID-19 (3/23/20)– AgriSafe Network (Must create a free account to view)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Your Dairy (3/20/20) – Cornell University

HR Strategies for Navigating a Crisis (3/20/20) — Society of American Florists