As part of statewide prevention efforts related to COVID-19, the North Carolina Farmworker Health Program in the Office of Rural Health, NCDHHS, 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.
The latest DHHS guidance for migrant farmworkers and employers (PDF)
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.
How to prepare for COVID-19 outreach
COVID-19 Outreach Protocol: Word / Flowchart English / Flowchart Spanish
Virtual Outreach Guidance (PDF: English / Spanish)
Screening Sick Workers
Screening, follow-up, and reporting for sick farmworkers
How to screen a sick worker (PDF)
Script for talking with sick worker (PDF) (English / Spanish)
Script for talking with grower about a sick worker (PDF)
Follow-up and reporting protocol (PDF)
How to document COVID-19 Case Management (PDF)
COVID-19 tracking sheet (Excel)
Sample COVID-19 Mobile Unit Protocol (Word Doc / Flowchart)
Isolation and Quarantine
A Grower’s Guide: Identifying Isolation and Quarantine Housing for Farmworkers (PDF)
Una guía para el productor: identificación de viviendas de aislamiento y cuarentena para trabajdores agrícolas (PDF)
Non-congregate sheltering guidance from DHHS
Connecting Residents to COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Support (PDF)
Conectando a los residentes con recursos para el aislamiento y cuarentena a causa del COVID-19 (PDF)