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10 Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Farm Employees from COVID-19

Learn how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through your business.
  1. Wash your hands often. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  2. Clean and disinfect high-touch shared areas after each use in shops, tractors, other equipment and vehicles. Allow for air-flow in shared spaces.
  3. Keep your distance. Assign tools, tractors, pickups, etc. to specific individuals as much as possible.
  4. Support individuals on your farm who may be considered higher risk. Make sure they and their equipment are distanced from others as much as possible.
  5. Hold daily meetings virtually. Do not ask employees to show up at the shop in the morning for meetings.
  6. Limit the number of individuals in a vehicle as much as possible when driving field to field. Use a cloth mask to cover your nose and mouth when around others.
  7. Limit family members or nonessential people from visiting during work. Skip ride-alongs to keep yourself and other employees safe. Do not meet for family dinners in the field.
  8. Stay home if you or a family member gets sick.
  9. Encourage all farm employees to keep their social circles tight. Stay home as much as possible, and avoid close contact (6-foot distance) with individuals if you must go out.
  10. Develop and communicate a cohesive plan between all employees. Outbreaks tend to happen when a plan is not developed or some are taking the situation seriously.

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