COVID-19

AMI CALL TO ACTION

Contact your congressional representatives to encourage them to include targeted relief for the specialty crop industry. Click the link above to access AMI's Toolkit. 

 

AMI Resources 

AMI has prepared a COVID-19 Best Practices (living) document based on conversations and emails of what members are doing with their businesses and workers to deal with the coronavirus. Members can download the word document and amend with company logos, intro statements, etc. We will update as we receive additional information.

  • Inform all employees about coronavirus, how it spreads, and how to prevent getting infected. 
  • Print the CDC factsheets and posters, post in your workplace and employee housing facilities.
  • Clean and disinfect your workplace in addition to current sanitization practices. The employee breakroom and bathroom are common places for virus to be transmitted. Clean and disinfect any areas where employees congregate or routinely touch items such as doorknobs and computer keyboards. Set up daily and weekly cleaning schedules.
  • Provide guidance to help employees clean and disinfect their own homes.
  • Employees sometimes come to work believing they will face punishment or firing if they miss work. Be sure your employees understand that their health and that of their co-workers’ comes first. Communicate and make a plan to cover for sick employees.
  • Prepare your disaster contingency plan. What will you do if 50% of your employees become sick and unable to work? Are there neighboring farms who might be able to share resources in an emergency? Who will manage for a few weeks if you or another key manager are unable to leave your house or are hospitalized?
  • Again, reiterate verbally, using the attached resources and using resources online:
    • While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

Federal Resources 

SBA PAYROLL PROTECTION PROTECTION

 

Industry Resources

 

Guidance for Farms

 

Pennsylvania-Specific Guidance and Surrounding Areas

 

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