COVID-19 Resources for Agricultural Employers

COVID-19 Articles:

Coronavirus Guidance (3-11-20)

School and Child Care Activities Leave (3-16-20)

Update Alert on H-2A Workers from Mexico – 3/17/20

Paid Sick Leave and FMLA Updates re Coronavirus (3-19-20)

Coronavirus and CalOSHA Recordable or Reportable (3-20-20)

Agriculture is Essential Infrastructure (3-20-20)

Essential Business Letter for Employees (3-20-20)

Essential Business Letter for Employees (3-20-20) (SPAN)

H-2A Workers Crossing the Border are “Essential Travel” – 3/20/20

DOL Issues FAQs on Emergency FMLA and Paid Sick Leave Issues (3-25-20)

Tax Credit for Coronavirus Related Leaves (3-26-20)

Update – DOL Issues New FAQs and DFEH FAQs (3-27-20)

COVID-19 Employer Checklist_English_3.30.2020

COVID-19 Employer Checklist_Spanish_3.31.2020

A Brief Overview of the Paycheck Protection Program 4.7.2020

Newsom Mandates Paid Sick Leave for Large Ag Employers (4-16-20)

OSHA_Issues_Enforcement_Policy_Relaxing_Regulatory_Compliance_During_the_COVID_19_Crisis 4.17.2020

High Heat and Social Distancing 4.23.2020

Life After COVID-19  4.28.2020

California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave poster – 500 or more employees 4.28.2020

Newsom Creates Comp Preumption re COVID-19 (5-6-20)

Follow Up on Comp Presumption re COVID-19 (5-7-20)

SBA Clarifies Effect of Laid-Off Employees in Calculating PPP Loan Forgiveness

State Fund Expands Coverage to all Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 for Essential Workers

EEOC Updates Guidance to Employers: COVID-19 Tests Allowed

DHS Loosens Rules on Hiring Immigrant Farmworkers during COVID-19 Crisis

Gov. Newsom Issues Executive Order Extending Deadlines Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates on Form 941, EEO-1, Form I-9, E-Verify and COBRA 5.15.2020

Health Checks and Compensable Time: Time is Money

DoorDash Coronavirus Class Action (5-15-20)

5.29.20 Friday Flurry

COVID-19 Is Presumed to Be A Work-Related Injury – What You Should Know

SBA Publishes PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

PPP Forgiveness Guidance Issued as Congress Mulls Changes AND H.R.7010 – Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

Monterey County Health Department Issues COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Guidance and CDC Issues AG Worker Guidance

EEOC Makes Clear COVID Concerns No Excuse For Age Bias

Gov. Newsom Adds 6 More Counties to Watch List But Are Not County Closures (July 6, 2020)

Daily Temperature Checks and Doctor’s Notes to Return to Work May be Required During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New CDC Guidance on Testing Employees for COVID-19

CalOSHA Engages in Arbitrary Action

COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Rebuttable Presumption Expired on July 5, 2020

IRS Guidance on Reporting Emergency Paid Leave Wages

More COVID-19 Action by the State of California

Steps for Responding to Investigative Letters from US DOL and Other Government Agencies(8-13-20)

Cal/OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees

Sonoma County Farm Bureau and Sonoma County Winegrowers Spanish-language film on the prevention of spreading COVID-19

DOL Wage and Hour Audits on COVID-19 Pay

9.2.2O Covid Leave eBlast

Guidance Re Tax Deferral (9-3-20)

California Grants Additional Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

New Requirements for Informing Employees of Potential COVID-19 Exposure

Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Under AB 1867 (9-18-20)

Important Legislative Updates on COVID-19 including WC Presumption

Cal/OSHA Standard Boards to Draft and Adopt COVID-19 Emergency Regulation

Steps for Implementing Policy Under AB 685 (10-6-20)

UPDATE Steps for Implementing Policy Under AB 685 (10-29-20)

BM AB 685 COVID Employee Notice Template (Final)  
BM AB 685 COVID Employee Notice Template (Final) – SPANISH

BM AB 685 COVID FLC Notice Template (Final)
BM AB 685 COVID FLC Notice Template (Final) – SPANISH

BM AB 685 COVID Union Notice Template (Final)
BM AB 685 COVID Union Notice Template (Final) – SPANISH

Cal/OSHA Plans Escalated Enforcement on Use of Face Coverings

Cal-OSHAs New Emergency Standard (11-23-20)

UPDATE Cal-OSHAs New Emergency Standard Approved (12-1-20)

Cal OSHA Model COVID Program

Covid-19 Employer’s Checklist (Final 12.23.20)


Cal OSHA Additional FAQs Clarify COVID ETS (1-10-21)

Kahn Soares Conway – Legal Memorandum

Are Vaccinations of Farmworkers Mandatory

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (English)

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Spanish)

Lawsuit Filed Over Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination (03-03-21)

New California COVID Supplemental Sick Pay Law (3.19.21)

COVID-19 SPSL Signed March 19 (3.23.21)

COBRA Subsidy Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act 3.25.21

Employers Right to Refuse Property Access (Final 5.12.21)

ETS Fully Vaccinated Workers (5-12-21)

Litigation Re Obligation to Pay for COVID Screening Time (5-12-21)

COVID Updates Cal/OSHA ETS Revision; EEOC Technical Assistance (06-01-21)

Revised Emergency Temporary Standards (6-4-21)

CalOSHA Standards Board Voted to Withdraw the June 3 Revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS)

COVID Vaccination Proof

Update Your CPPs (8.12.21)

Pres. Biden COVID-19 Action Plan (9.9.21)

CalOSHA Update (11-16-21)

COVID-19 2022 SPSL (Final 2.14.22) (002)

CDPH Updates Masking Guidance (2-17-22)

COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

SPSL Pay Request Form (FINAL 2.18.22)

SPSL_Pay_Request_Form_FINAL_2.18.22 – SPN

CalOSHA Third Revised ETS re COVID (4.22.22)

Cal-OSHA Permanent ETS – Proposed Rule (6-24-22)

Arbitration Agreements and Class Representation Waivers (3-14-23)

California Department of Public Health Updates COVID-19 Guidance (3-8-23 vg)

CalOSHA Issues Guidance on Field Drinking Water (3.14.23)

California Supreme Court Rules Against Employers on Arbitration Agreements and Class Representation Waivers (7.17.23)

California Expands Paid Sick Leave in 2024 (BM 10.5.23)


California Department of Public Health:

Center for Disease Control & Prevention:


Department of Labor:

DOL Employment and Training Administration
Office of Foreign Labor Certification FAQs: 

  1. DOL-OFLC_COVID-19_FAQs_Round1_03.20.2020
  2. DOL-OFLC_COVID-19_FAQs_Round 2_04.01.2020

CA Department of Industrial Relations/DLSE

California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave poster – 500 or more employees

Spanish Version

Division of Workers’ Compensation

Questions and Answers on Executive Order N-62-20

CA Department for Pesticide Regulation (CDPR):

Coronavirus Relief Resources for Business Owners (by Western Growers)

UC Davis COVID-19 Resources for Agriculture

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Agricultural Worksite Checklists created by UC Davis:

National Center for Farmworker Health:

COVID-19 Webinars:

Navigating Through COVID-19 Reducing Risk in the Workplace – June 11 and June 15, 2020 – for more information, please view the flier: Agricultural Personnel Management Association – Navigating Through COVID-19 Reducing Risk in the Workplace

Paycheck Protection Act:  You’ve Got the Loan Now Get Forgiveness
PP slides: 2020-06-01 PPP Now Get Forgiveness – June 2, 2020

Special Webinar Series: COVID-19 & More – Your Employment Law Questions – May 1, 2020

Ag Employer Crisis Management Briefing – April 7, 2020 – Please click here to download PP presentation from this webinar: 200407 Covid 19 Presentation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinar for Agricultural Employers (April 3, 2020) 

Member Resources:

APMA members, if you have a dedicated page to COVID-19 information and resources for agricultural employers and would like your link to be included in this page, please email it to APMA at

Barsamian & Moody COVID-19 Resources for Employers

California Farm Labor Contractor Association COVID-19 Resources

FELS COVID-19 News & Resources for Farm Employers

The Saqui Law Group Dowling Aaron Inc. E-Blasts

UnitedAg COVID-19 Information and Resources

Western Growers COVID-19 Resources

Zenith Insurance Co. Covid-19_Ag_Resources

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