Napa, CA (June 30, 2020) – Since 2011, the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation has served Napa County’s Latino community, providing educational and professional development opportunities for more than 21,000 Napa Valley farm workers and family members. Our work continues during these difficult times, as we pivot to keep vineyard and winery workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since early March, the Farmworker Foundation has developed essential COVID-19 safety protocols and resources in Spanish and English and has been successful in slowing the spread of the virus in the vineyard workplace. To date, Napa County’s COVID-19 cases have remained low compared to other parts of California.
Today, we announce that the Farmworker Foundation Board of Directors has established a dedicated COVID-19 Task Force to continue this work. The task force will focus on:
- Connecting farm-working families with the information they need to stay safe at work and at home
- Communicating the seriousness of COVID-19 and the effectiveness of safety measures
- Reducing the risks associated with statewide reopening and socializing during summer months
- Providing clear, bilingual information on testing and quarantine protocols
- Promoting safety across county lines with counties connected to Napa agriculture
- Working with other community organizations and Spanish media outlets to bridge the information gap
For more information on Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation COVID-19 resources in Spanish and English, please refer to www.napagrowers.org
To speak with a Farmworker Foundation representative regarding the COVID-19 Task Force, please email [email protected]
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.