Agricultural Housing Public Health COVID-19 Emergency
The act clarifies that the housing requirements with which agricultural employers must comply during a public health emergency apply only during a statewide public health emergency that concerns COVID-19 or another communicable disease. The act allows an alternative to compliance with the existing housing requirements by authorizing a person engaged in agricultural employment to instead comply with alternative protections identified in a public health order issued by the department of public health and environment.
The act authorizes the department of labor and employment to consult with the department of public health and environment concerning the enforcement of agricultural worker housing requirements.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)