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Farmers, farmworkers handle COVID-19

 


You can work from home, shop from home, and call friends from home.

But you can’t farm from home.

That’s why La Conner area farmers and farmworkers are adopting new habits as they comply with new rules from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

To protect workers from the COVID-19 virus, agricultural employers must implement an effective social distancing plan, ensure frequent and adequate handwashing by employees, and increase cleaning and sanitation of commonly touched surfaces. Sick workers must stay home or be isolated and everyone must be educated in how to pr...



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