The most recent, unexpected agricultural labor issue that has touched every operation around the world has been the management of COVID-19. While it made for an erratic and unsettling 2020 Spring and Summer season, we survived and gained experience to be able to manage an operation while keeping employees safe.
Senior Epidemiologist Amanda Feldpausch with the Georgia Department of Public Health has been a huge partner helping manage COVID-19 “hot spots” within the industry, as well as create workable guidelines for Georgia’s agricultural workforce. She will give an overview of current Georgia Department of Public Health guidance for agricultural employees, as well as review several tools created in collaboration with industry partners, such as GFVGA UGA and the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Fisher Phillip’s OSHA Attorney Travis Vance will discuss how successful operations continue in this post-pandemic world. He will review policies and procedures that should be in place, how to handle confirmed cases of COVID-19, give guidance on how to handle vaccines, review lessons learned and give tips to lead your operation during these crisis times. This is a complimentary presentation to that of Marty Heller on Day 1 of the Forum reviewing Joint Employment and FSLA Ag Overtime Exemption.
These presentations will be given live to all attendees on Tuesday, November 10 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM, with time for questions. All recordings will be made available to registered attendees for on-demand viewing after the live presentations.
GA Dept of Public Health Guidance to Manage COVID-19 with Ag Employees
Amanda Feldpausch, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist Consultant, GA Department of Public Health, Atlanta, GA
Preserving Your Company’s Brand: Your Business During a Pandemic
Travis Vance, Fisher Phillips, Charlotte, NC
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