NC Growers Association
North Carolina has a plan to get COVID-19 vaccines to migrant farmworkers. Its success will be crucial to protecting workers’ health.
This month, thousands of migrant workers will begin the hard work of planting, tending and harvesting crops in North Carolina farm fields. The state Department of Health and Human Services, farmworker health groups, employers, and medical clinics plan to make COVID-19 vaccines available to workers whose close living conditions make for the easy spread of the coronavirus.
First farmworker tests positive for COVID-19, is in isolation; advocates fear outbreak
This is a developing story. A farmworker in eastern North Carolina is the first confirmed case of COVID-19, according to advocacy groups. The worker’s county has not been officially disclosed because of medical privacy laws, but Lior Vered, policy advocate for ToxicFree NC, said the case was diagnosed by the Commwell Health Clinic. The clinic is […]