To Safeguard the US Food Supply Chain During the Covid-19 Pandemic, We Must Protect Food and Agricultural Workers: Recommendations for Policymakers and Employers
COVID-19 has exacted a heavy toll on workers at every stage of the US food supply chain. Infections have been reported among workers at farms, meatpacking plants, food-processing plants, distribution facilities, grocery stores, and restaurants. Urgent action is needed to protect the US food and agricultural workforce against COVID-19. The SHIELD · TEST · TRACE · TREAT framework proposed in this brief outlines evidence-based public health principles and approaches that companies, labor unions, and government agencies can take to enhance food and agricultural workforce protections.