COVID-19 Updates

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SJC COVID Vaccine Distribution

Those employed in Food and Agriculture are “Frontline Essential Workers” and fall into Phase 1B.
San Joaquin County distribution schedules

Those employed in Food and Agriculture are “Frontline Essential Workers” and fall into Tier 1B. San Joaquin County is now vaccinating Tier 1B “as supplies allow.”
 
Employers interested in getting employees vaccinated can call (855) 330-3763. They will require a Name, Date of Birth, Phone Number and if they have it an email.
 
Vaccine distributions events are being added regularly and can be found at San Joaquin County COVID 19 Vaccination Schedule https://sjready.org/events/covid19/vaccines.html Must pre-register for vaccine at this website also.
 
Second Dose
HRSupport contacts all the people who were vaccinated and schedules their second dose. If you have not been contacted, please call (855)330-3763
 
Vaccine for Employee Groups
Companies or foremen can contact Kaiser to get employee groups (e.g, Qty. 25) vaccinated. Kaiser Contact: Marie Sanchez, Manager, Mobile (209) 556-2139.
 
FELS can help you secure appointments with Blue Shield of California to have your employees receive COVID-19 vaccines.  Please email us give us the following information:
  • Company/Employer Name
  • Contact Person with phone # and email address
  • Address (Street, City, State, Zip)
  • # of employees who need vaccination
FELS will compile your information and partner with you and Blue Shield to help arrange appointments for your employees to receive the vaccination. If you have questions, please email us at fels@fels.net or call 800-753-9073.
 
COVID testing locations
Testing locations are listed at https://sjready.org/events/covid19/testing.html. People can schedule appointments or walkup. There is a possibility to have a team go to a farm if they have 150 or more people also.
 
Housing for the Harvest
H4H Eligibility. The eligibility for the H4H program remains the same: You must be a farmworker or food processing work who has COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. 
H4H Expanded Services. The benefits/services for those eligible for the program have been expanded to include the following (this information is also included on the attached flyer for sharing):
  • Free hotel room for up to 14 days (participants may also quarantine at home– this is new)
  • Participants may qualify for up to $750 in financial assistance if they quarantine at the hotel, or up to $500 if they quarantine at home
  • Free meals
  • Free transportation
  • Free wellness checks
  • Free laundry service
  • COVID-19 testingH4H

Flyer: English ~ Spanish

 
KeenanDirect COVID-19 Updates
Please visit the KeenanDirect website.

 

San Joaquin Farm Bureau Office

In response to the shelter in place announcements, the SJFB office will be closed until further notice.

  • All staff will be available via email and phone . Please be patient as staff will continue to be there working for agriculture.

  • The office telephone (290) 931-4931 will be forwarded to our Executive Director, Bruce Blodgett.

  • We can schedule an appointment if you need labor law posters/booklets or signs, masks, and gun calendars from our office.

  • If you are not receiving our Friday Review e-newsletter, please contact amber@sjfb.org to be added to this weekly email update.

  • SJFB is gathering information on growers/business who sell directly to the public/local stores so the public will be able to support the local growers and economy. SJFB Direct Sales Survey

San Joaquin Ag Commissioner’s Office

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has received a supply of surgical, and N-95 face masks from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. We will be distributing these masks, free of charge, to members of the ag industry, which includes growers, pest control businesses, and packing sheds in San Joaquin County. 

All essential Ag services will be available in our Stockton office at 2101 East Earhart Avenue, Suite 100 Stockton, CA 95206, stocktonag2@sjgov.org , or (209)953-6000.

  • Alternatives for PPE for Pesticide Handling. N95 and Gloves

  • KN-95 masks may not be used as a N-95 respirator substitute when handling pesticides.

Emergency Temporary Standards

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

The CFAP Call Center is available for producers who would like additional one-on-one support with the CFAP application process. Please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance.

Details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) here.

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