In recent weeks, our community has seen a significant increase in cases of COVID-19. Businesses are being cited by the Health Department for not abiding to guidelines and others have had to completely shut down due to employees or customers testing positive for COVID-19 after interacting with other employees and customers.
The local cannabis industry has worked extensively to dispel the myths and concerns created by years of regulatory gray area. Collectively, we have succeeded in changing the narrative from criminalization to serving important medical needs, economic growth and community investment. It is more important than ever to ensure the community and political will we have built remains intact by implementing guidelines that keep our community safe and set an example to others in the industry.
With the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Alliance wants to make sure that you have the latest guidance to keep you, your employees and our entire community safe.
- Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Daily Checklist for Agricultural Employers
- Cal/OSHA COVID-19 General Checklist for Agricultural Employers
- COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees
Think local. Many members of our community have recently lost their jobs or are on furlough while awaiting for businesses to reopen. Keeping our locals employed should not only be part of our contribution to the local economy, but during these hard times it is even more important for the cannabis industry to do its part to create local jobs.
If individuals are coming from out of town to work, they should self-quarantine for 10-14 days before beginning work.
Please ensure that any employees not feeling well stay home and get tested, returning to work only once a negative test result is received.
Practice Good Hygiene
- Have soap and water readily available for hand washing
- Disinfect shared tools, personal items and surfaces between use. This includes gate locks shared with neighbors.
- Do not share joints, cigarettes or other smoking devices.
- Avoid touching your face and cover your coughs and sneeze.
- Wear a mask if unable to distance.
- Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning.
- Designate one person for town runs to get supplies and limit trips.
- Avoid sharing living spaces and designate one bathroom for visitors if available.
- Check in daily on the health of all persons, including temperatures if possible.
From Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital:
- Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can receive a Virtual Care Anywhere visit. Access a free virtual urgent care visit at franciscanvirtualcare.org/landing.htm?utm_source=call-center-referral, download the Virtual Care Anywhere app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or call (855) 356-8053 and use the coupon code COVID19.
OptumServe Testing Site Locations: You must pre-register and schedule an appointment at https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123.
Western Nevada County:
Grass Valley Veterans Hall: 255 S Auburn St, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Eastern Nevada County:
Town of Truckee across the street from the Tahoe Forest Health System at
10990 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA 96161