NAPA, CA (April 28, 2020) – As the growing season continues and springtime suckering begins in the vineyard, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) are providing protective masks, posters for the workplace, and vineyard signs to ensure the health and safety of the vineyard and winery workforce.
The NVG and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation (FWF) have developed a full toolkit of resources in English and Spanish for vineyard crews and winery workers. These resources include:
- Enhanced Safety Protocols – English / Spanish
- Addendum IIPP Template for COVID – English / Spanish
- Social Distancing Vineyard Sign
- Safety In the Workplace Poster – English / Spanish
Additionally, the FWF purchased 5,000 reusable, cloth face masks to continue to promote enhanced safety practices for the essential workforce. The masks are free, limited to one per farmworker employee, and available on a first come, first served basis. To request supplies, a form can be filled out here for grape growers or here for vineyard managers; pickups of supplies will be scheduled April 29 through May 1.
For more information about Napa Valley Grapegrowers resources, please refer to www.napagrowers.org
About the Napa Valley Grapegrowers
The Napa Valley Grapegrowers is a non-profit trade organization that has played a vital role in strengthening Napa Valley’s reputation as a world-class viticultural region for 45 years. Its mission is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards. NVG represents 726 Napa County grape growers and associated businesses. Visit Napa Valley Grapegrowers and follow on Facebook and Instagram
About the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation
Founded by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers in 2011, the mission of the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation is to support and promote Napa Valley’s vineyard workers through education and professional development. The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation is the only one of its kind in the United States, providing educational opportunities, advanced training programs, leadership and management classes, English literacy programs, and much more. To date, the Farmworker Foundation has offered education and professional development opportunities to more than 21,000 vineyard workers and their families.