Date: June 23, 2020
From: Nancy McBrady, Director, Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
To: Maine agricultural employers and workers
Subject: Maine COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, their Employers, and Housing Providers
The DACF and DHHS, and the Maine Mobile Health Program, have collaborated to issue new Maine COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, their Employers, and Housing Providers. This guidance complements and enhances federal CDC Guidance for Agricultural Workers and Employers, particularly regarding COVID-19 testing in Maine.
This guidance covers topics including:
- Prevention and control measures that can be taken to minimize the spread of COVID-19 during agricultural activities, as well as in shared housing and transportation.
- Instructions on what to do with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, who can assist with universal testing, and includes information about when employees can return to work.
- Accessing the services of the Maine Mobile Health Program, which has a multi-lingual team that provides an array of screening, testing, and other support services.
Download the Interim Guidance for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, their Employers, and Housing Providers now. (PDF)
Download the two-page Fact Sheet about the Interim Guidance here. (PDF)
Note to Maine agricultural producers:
USDA is accepting CFAP applications through August 28, 2020. Producers should inquire about eligibility and apply through the Farm Service Agency at their local USDA Service Center.