COVID-19 update: FDA issues guidance for food and agriculture sector businesses on the use of masks and what to do if a worker is exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19

This post summarizes two recent documents the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued for the Food and Agriculture Sector in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The first, "Use of Respirators, Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings in the Food and Agriculture Sector During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic," is intended as a quick-reference guide on the use of respirators, facemasks, and cloth face coverings by the Food and Agriculture Sector during the pandemic.

The second, "What to Do if You Have COVID-19 Confirmed Positive or Exposed Workers in Your Food Production, Storage, or Distribution Operations Regulated by FDA," outlines key steps that employers and workers can take to help stay open, prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, and support continuity of essential operations if workers are diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19, or show symptoms associated with COVID-19.

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