COVID 19 Risks for Farmworkers – Call for Action

‘A death sentence’: Activists call on Florida governor to prioritize vaccines for farmworkers

Farmworker organizations are pleading with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to make vaccinating such farmworkers a priority. Advocates cite the risks facing workers who live and work in crowded conditions and are often not given protective equipment by employers, making them vulnerable to infection.

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Florida Farmworker photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty images

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