Health, labor and agriculture officials on Thursday urged farmers to register for coronavirus testing.
The state is offering free testing in a number of counties, including Wayne County, which has sees the highest number of out-of-state workers during the fall harvest season.
“The health and safety of our essential workers in agriculture and keeping our food supply chain moving have been the Department’s priority since the COVID-19 pandemic began,” said Agriculture and Markets Comissioner Richard Ball.
“New York State is committed to continuing to help our farms take the necessary precautions to prevent and respond to COVID-19. Providing education and bringing testing directly to our communities will ensure we are reaching the seasonal workers on our farms for this upcoming harvest.”
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