COVID 19 Resources
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world. COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness. For more information about COVID 19 click here go to the CDC website.
Ag Health and Safety Alliance Collaborative Resources
Covid-19 Respirator Reuse Guidance
Respiratory Protection During the COVID-19 Pandemic Best Practices for the Agricultural Community The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has led to a high demand for all types of respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE). Despite the current shortage, farmers and agricultural workers still need respiratory protection for many tasks in agriculture. This resource was developed in collaboration with the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety Health and High Plains Intermountain Center for Agriculture Health and Safety and provides recommendations and provides tips for conserving respirator inventory while supplies are limited.
Protecting Others and Reducing the Spread of Covid-19 with Cloth Face Masks
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Studies on infection control report that these droplets usually travel around 6 feet (about two arms lengths). CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, farm supply stores, and gas stations.
This resource was created through a collaborative effort with our organization and the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health and Safety to emphasize the importance of wearing a cloth face covering to protect others & reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
- National Children’s Center for Rural Agricultural Health and Safety
- New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
- Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention
- Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
- Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education
- Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
- Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety