San Mateo County Agriculture COVID-19 and Financial Resources

Agriculture is determined to be essential business and therefore exempt form the shelter in place health order.  During this health emergency, California has posted the COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Agriculture and Livestock and COVID-19 General Checklist for Agriculture and Livestock Employers to aid you in documenting your steps to protect you and your employees.  We have collected additional documents to provide information and forms to prevent the spread of COVID in your workplace. 


Click here for Information about Vaccines for Food and Ag Sector workers in San Mateo county


 Guidance Plans for Farm Owners

COVID-19 Guidance Plan: Agriculture and Livestock

Agriculture COVID-19 Daily Checklist (English/Spanish)

Agriculure COVID-19 General Checklist (English/Spanish)

CalOSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention (English/Spanish/Chinese/Vietnamese)

San Mateo County Health Guidance for Farm Owners

Department of Public Health Guidance for Face Coverings

Onsite COVID-19 Testing and Education

Requesting Onsite COVID-19 Testing and Education

Farmworker COVID-19 Educational Materials

San Mateo County Field Worker Safety - Index Cards (English/Spanish)

Farmworker Social Distancing (English/Spanish)

Feeling Sick? Link to SMC testing sites (English/Spanish)

Contact Tracing Information (English/Spanish)

Wear A Mask (English/Spanish)

Stay Isolated If You Test Positive (English/Spanish)

Farmworker Rights - COVID-19 Brochure (English/Spanish)

SMC COVID-19 Resources (English/Spanish)

Farmworker COVID-19 Educational Short Videos

COVID-19 Infection Prevention Guidance (English/Spanish/Mixteco)

COVID-19 Symptoms (English/Spanish)

Stop the Spread (English/Spanish)

COVID-19 Resources (English/Spanish)

COVID-19 Tips (English/Spanish)

COVID-19 and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Gloves for Handling Pesticides (English/Spanish)

N95 Alternatives During COVID-19 (English/Spanish)

COVID-19 and Health Insurance

What to do if you have symptoms, but no health insurance (English/Spanish)

COVID-19 Medical Help Options (Spanish)

Informational Flyers for Posting

UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Resources

COVID-19 Safety Tips (English/Spanish)

Safely Returning Home from Work During COVID-19 (English/Spanish)

COVID-19 and Agricultural Financial Support

USDA Pandemic Financial Assistance and Grant Programs

Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program - Reimburse expenses paid 2020-2022 fiscal year by certified/transitional organic operations.

Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

California FarmLink - Equitable access for people of color, women, immigrants, and beginners to establish themselves in California agriculture. 

Farm to School Grant - applications close Jan 10, 2022

CCOF Organic Producer Grants - for economic hardship in 2021

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) -   USDA's Farm Service Agency will begin accepting applications on May 26, 2020 for producers who have suffered 5% or greater price decline or who had loses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs.  Please check the website for the list of eligible commodities as well as other details.

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources 

List of Financial and other resources from the San Mateo County Agricultural Ombudsman

General Resources

California Department of Food and Agriculture: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Info
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