The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently hosted a webinar for dairy farmers and the larger dairy community on preventing employee illness on dairy farms. Additionally, they created several documents to help protect your farm, employees, and vendors from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Preventing Employee Illness Webinar

Key learnings from this webinar included information on how to prepare your farm for COVID-19 and what to expect if you have a sick employee.

Health and Safety Guidelines for Dairy Farms and Producers

The document highlights opportunities to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace through:

  • Assessing the risk through employee and visitor screenings
  • Developing health and safety guidelines specific to your operation
  • Ensuring a clean, sanitized and disinfected workplace

Visitor and Employee Health Screening Checklist