Personal Protective Equipment for Farmers and Agricultural Workers

— Written By and last updated by Deb Fuller
en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

From: N.C. Cooperative Extension – Guilford County Center
Molly Alexi, County Extension Director

State Announces Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment for “Farmers and Agricultural Workers.”

We are excited to announce that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is taking further action to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks among the agricultural workforce, delivering critical personal protective equipment for use by farmers and agricultural workers across the state.

“Agriculture is vital to our economy and food supply and it is critical that we protect farmworkers and their families from this virus,” said Governor Cooper.

Farmers and farmworkers are deemed an essential workforce and it is imperative that the people who cultivate and harvest North Carolina’s wide variety of crops are protected. To support prevention efforts that are proven to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, NCDHHS is implementing its plan this week to deliver over 900,000 masks and other infection control supplies to North Carolina Cooperative Extension County Centers across the state for distribution to farms and agricultural operations. In addition to masks, the deliveries will include hand sanitizer and cloth face coverings for workers to take home.

Thirty-one counties have been selected to receive the first delivery and we are pleased to announce that our county is one of the 31 counties that will receive masks etc. NCDHHS is partnering with Cooperative Extension, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the NC Department of Labor, and the NC Agromedicine Institute to expedite a delivery plan and raise awareness about this resource among the farming community.

“Some of these supplies have been difficult for farmers to source as demand has exceeded supply. I am grateful that farmworkers and farmers have been prioritized for these much-needed materials” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The health of our farmers and farmworkers is very important because we rely on them every day.”

As always, we at your local N.C. Cooperative Extension in Guilford County are committed to supporting our farmers. We are going to make sure these materials are distributed to our local farmers, farmworkers, farm operations, and agriculture-related services/entities. We have received masks and are expecting hand sanitizer etc. in the near future.

Currently, because of the COVID-19 our offices are closed to the public, with the exception of making appointments. If you will call our office at 336-641-2401 and provide us with a time that you can come and pick the mask up from our office at 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro we will have them ready for you. Farmers, farmworkers, and agricultural operations can call in starting Monday, July 27, 2020. We will be providing an update, as we receive additional information on supplies and receive deliveries.