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GFVGA offers COVID-19 handbook for Georgia ag laborers

by Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

Posted on Feb 03, 2021 at 0:00 AM

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Department of Agriculture and the University of Georgia Extension, has developed a practical and comprehensive COVID-19 handbook for growers and farm labor contractors in the specialty crop industry.

Written specifically for Georgia growers, “Protecting Yourself Against the Coronavirus” focuses on maintaining a safe and healthy workspace on the farm. This resource, available in both English and Spanish, contains science-based information to help growers maintain a safe and healthy environment for their workforce.

“As employers, we come to value our employees and see them as members of our own extended family,” said Aries Haygood, GFVGA president. “Protecting them and their families during this ongoing pandemic is our number one priority and this handbook will help employers find answers to their questions.”

All the information in the handbook is based on CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health guidance.

“We are always excited to work together with our industry partners to better serve the specialty crop industry,” said Charles Hall, GFVGA Executive Director. “We think this handbook provides valuable information to help growers and their employees during the ongoing pandemic.”

To download this free resource, visit

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