Agriculture, CORONAVIRUS, Salem

Oregon Worker Quarantine Fund established to aid agricultural workers

Roy-area farms, taken in 2015. Photo: Chas Hundley

SALEM - A significant portion of COVID-19 workplace outbreaks are impacting workers at agricultural operations and businesses across the state date from the Oregon Health Authority shows

And when an outbreak occurs and people are sickened by or potentially exposed to COVID-19, they’re sent home and can lose work while in quarantine, a devastating financial burden for farmworkers, who are generally low-income workers without health insurance and little financial clout,

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