Pre-Existing Conditions, No Sick Leave and Health Insurance Put Farm Workers at Increased Coronavirus Risk

As the number of coronavirus cases worldwide tops 200,000, health care workers in rural communities are doubling down on farmworker outreach, in an effort to slow the disease’s spread among some of the country’s most vulnerable populations. “It’s coming,” says Mary Zelazny, CEO of Finger Lakes Community Health, a network of health centers in the central New York region that serves many farm workers on a sliding-scale basis. “Rural communities are more isolated, that’s a good thing for once in our lives.” read more…

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Farmworkers giving out masks

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