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COVID-19 safety for farmers and seasonal agricultural workers


To the seasonal agricultural workers and the local farmers, thank you for continuing to move forward with farming this year so that food can be brought to the tables of Canadians during this time.

Memos and COVID-19 Resources for the 2023 Seasonal Agricultural Worker (SAW) Program


HNHU Resources

Other Agency Resources

Workplace Health and Safety


As with all employers, the Occupational Health and Safety Act applies on farms where seasonal agriculture workers are employed.  While the HNHU is not responsible for oversight of workplace practices beyond seasonal agricultural worker housing, we strongly recommend employers stay up to date and implement provincial guidelines as well as any other applicable regulatory requirements.  For further guidance, please consult the Ministry of Labour.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is here to support you. Please contact the Environmental Health Team hotline ([email protected]) if you have questions about the Seasonal Agricultural Worker COVID-19 program requirements.