Extension Launches COVID-19 Videos for Spanish-Speaking Farm Community

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The NC State Extension Farmworker Health and Safety Education Program has developed a series of introductory videos in Spanish focusing on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and farmworkers. They were developed as a resource for farmers, farm labor contractors and farmworkers to learn about the novel coronavirus and to promote preventative behavior within the overall farming community.

The videos are in Spanish and use very simple and direct language to help everyone in our farm community understand the coronavirus pandemic. Each video addresses a specific topic:

Part 1 of 3 – ¿Qué es el coronavirus y los síntomas? / What is coronavirus and it’s symptoms?

Part 2 of 3 – ¿Cómo se transmite el coronavirus? / How does coronavirus spread?

Part 3 of 3 –  Trabajadores del campo y el coronavirus / Farmworkers and COVID-19

Download Video Guide for Employers of Farmworkers (PDF)

We strongly recommend watching the three videos consecutively as their content builds and complements each other. In addition, we recommend that you consider the following options when watching the videos:

  1. Promote each farmworker to watch the video on their personal smartphone and provide discussion and Q&A time to be sure the message was understood.
  2. Set up a space at the farm for the workers to watch the videos in small groups (maintaining social distance regulations) and promote discussion and Q&A time to be sure the message was understood.
  3. The Extension farmworkers program staff is available to help facilitate virtual small groups (keeping social distance regulations) discussion and Q&A time.

Contact Roberto Rosales, Extension farmworker health and safety educator, with any questions.

Find more resources and information on COVID-19 Resources for Farmers and Farmworkers (Migrant, Seasonal and H2A).