EL DORADO COUNTY PROVIDES GUIDELINES TO COUNTY GROWERS
IN ADVANCE OF TOURIST-HEAVY HARVEST SEASON
(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County officials today provided a document to agricultural businesses which outlines precautions and protocols they can follow to ensure their operations are safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic when they open for the 2020 harvest season.
"The instructions allow El Dorado County growers, including those in the popular Apple Hill area, to provide their high quality agriculture products and uniquely, locally produced handicrafts while discouraging activities that are considered risky for COVID-19 transmission," said Public Health Officer, Dr. Nancy Williams.
Some of the protocols include the following:
"If visitor numbers are kept to a manageable size that enables safe distancing, the harvest season can be an excellent opportunity for immediate household members to enjoy the beauty and bounty of our county without undue risk of being infected with COVID-19," Williams said.
A copy of the protocols can be found here.
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