Oregon Launches Program to Help Agricultural Workers

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New financial assistance will be available to agricultural workers in Oregon who have to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19.

Oregon has seen several outbreaks of COVID-19 in agricultural workplaces and low income, rural, immigrant and communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the disease.

These workers make an average of $24,200 annual and can’t afford to take time off if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19. The Oregon Worker Quarantine Fund will provide two weeks of financial aid to adults working in agriculture who are recovering or self-quarantining.

Agricultural workers can apply by calling 1-888-274-7292 or through local community-based organizations.

The fund is available regardless of immigration status.

Learn more about the Oregon Workers Quarantine Fund here and here (en espaƱol)

Read the full press release from Gov. Brown’s office >>>