What we're doing?
- We continue monitoring developments about the COVID-19 on local, state, national and international levels. We are following recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, as well as all guidelines put in place by state and local agencies.
- The safety, health and well being of our staff and communities are our number one priority. Amidst rising concerns, UFW Foundation offices closed to the public effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. Additionally, the UFW Foundation will not be holding large gatherings in the near future.
- We are monitoring food banks, school closures, childcare, public health resources and price gouging in effort to communicate with farm workers online and via phone with accurate, up-to-date information.
- We are working on making sure our information is available in English, Spanish and indigenous languages.
Organizational efforts to advocate for farm workers.
- The UFW Foundation supports the passing of the Farm workforce modernization act - legislation that honors all farm workers who feed America by creating a way for undocumented farm workers to apply for legal status and a roadmap to earn citizenship
- The UFW Foundation is working to ensure that the people that feed us are able to benefit from the bills being proposed at the federal level.
- The UFW Foundation sent an open letter to all agricultural employers on March 17 urging them to take proactive steps to ensure the safety of farm workers, protect buyers and safeguard consumers.
Shift in our systemic change work to include more digital organizing efforts
- Daily communication with farm workers & farm worker leaders online and via phone with accurate, up-to-date information
- Making sure our information is available in English, Spanish and indigenous languages.
Protection efforts of people in ICE detention from COVID-19
- Coalition of legal service providers and community organizations demand release of people held in ICE detention centers in northern and central California amid rapid spread of COVID-19.
What is COVID-19?
Info graphic from The California Endowment
Let's all do our part to slow down the spread of COVID-19
If you think you are sick call your health care provider before seeking medical care
info graphic from the California Department of Public Health
What if I don’t have health insurance and I need screening or treatment for COVID-19?
- Check with your local community health center or hospital to see if fees for testing can be waived.
- See if you’re eligible for Medi-Cal
- See if you’re eligible for Covered California
*information from California Department of Public Health