Nevada County acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our local farmers and ranchers to bring local healthy products to our table. Nevada County also recognize the need to ensure that our farmworkers and employers, who provide this essential service, are safe and protected during the COVID-19 crisis. In cooperation with California Department of Food and Agriculture, California Department of Pesticide Regulation and CalOES, the Nevada County Department of Agriculture was able to secure nearly 50,000 surgical masks and almost 1,000 N95 respirators to be distributed to the Agricultural Industry throughout Nevada County.
To date, Nevada County has already distributed close to 40,000 surgical masks and N95 respirators, free of charge, to farms and ranches throughout Nevada County. For Farm workers and/or Agricultural Operations in need of masks are encouraged to contact the Nevada County Department of Agriculture for more information or inform their employer about this opportunity.
For more information contact the Nevada County Department of Agriculture,
530-470-2690 or by email AGDept@co.nevada.ca.us.