As part of statewide prevention efforts related to COVID-19, the North Carolina Farmworker Health Program in the Office of Rural Health, NC DHHS, has prepared recommendations below for farmworker health programs to incorporate into their outreach strategy immediately. These strategies are focused on prevention and preparation for potential cases affecting farmworkers. Additional recommendations may be released as the situation changes.
Individuals with COVID-19 can be infectious for several days before developing symptoms. Therefore, during outreach NCFHP recommends the following:
- Conduct virtual outreach when possible.
- If approved to do in-person outreach by your agency, do not enter camps or residences and explain to workers the need to physically distance outside.
- Do not transport any workers.
Screening Sick Workers
Screening, follow-up, and reporting for sick farmworkers
COVID-19 tracking sheet (Excel)