COVID-19

Statewide Vaccine Delivery Network Announced

Statewide Vaccine Delivery Network Announced

In what promises to lay the groundwork for a significant improvement in COVID-19 vaccinations, the Newsom Administration announced today the creation of a statewide vaccine delivery network. This aims to simplify delivery of vaccines to local healthcare providers, county health offices and other providers through a third-party administrator to maximize distribution efficiency. 

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Reminder: Upcoming Deadline to apply for Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Reminder: Upcoming Deadline to apply for Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

A reminder that December 11 is the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2), which was expanded to include rice grown in California. Due to COVID restrictions and staffing safeguards processing, applications may take longer than expected. The agency offers multiple options to apply which can be found on this website.  If you choose to sign up for CFAP2 through the Farm Service Agency, keep in mind that you can place your 2021 crop under loan at the same time.

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New OSHA Covid-19 Emergency Regulations for Employers

New OSHA Covid-19 Emergency Regulations for Employers

See the attached review of significant new emergency regulations adopted by OSHA. The emergency regulations will go into effect when approved by OAL no later than November 30 and possibly earlier. They require a number of new mandates for employers which will impact rice including: employee testingreporting and record keeping and exclusion from the workplace for a positive test for 14 days. 

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COVID-19 Industry Briefs for Ag

COVID-19 Industry Briefs for Ag

The Zenith is offering a series of free COVID-19 briefs for agriculture. Please see the notice below and register for these 30-minute seminars covering the recently issued CDFA guidance for Ag and OSHA inspections, COVID-19 testing and transportation. Each brief is presented by subject experts and should be highly valuable to your mill, dryer or farm. 

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New Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions Watch List Updated and New Restrictions Added

New Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions Watch List Updated and New Restrictions Added

The Governor took action today on new statewide restrictions, in the face in rising COVID-19 cases. In addition, new restrictions were added to the counties on the state’s watch list. See the attachment from Kahn, Soares & Conway for all of these changes and the counties on the list as of today (including Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter Yolo, Yuba).

Attachment: Statewide Closures

Additional COVID-19 Resources from CDFA

Additional COVID-19 Resources from CDFA

With the increase in reported cases in the Sacramento Valley and Ag processing in the San Joaquin Valley, now is the time to look at your COVID-19 plans and make sure they are up to date. We offer the following from CDFA, including procedures to follow if an outbreak occurs. 

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