Free Face Coverings-Masks-Hand Sanitizer for Farmers, Farm Workers
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N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center to Distribute Face Coverings, Masks, and Hand Sanitizer
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center has face coverings/masks and 8 oz. bottles of hand sanitizer for you, the farmer, and your farmworkers. If you are in need of these items please call the Extension office at 919-496-3344 to make an appointment to pick up these items. Let other farmers know that we have these items for free for them and their workers.
What we need to know when you call.
- Phone Number.
- How many masks are you requesting?
- How many bottles of hand sanitizer do you need?
- Date and time of pickup.
We will have your kit prepared in a bag for easy pickup inside the foyer of the Agricultural Services Center.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is taking further action to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks among the agricultural workforce, delivering critical personal protection equipment for use by agricultural workers across the state.
Farmworkers are deemed an essential workforce and it is imperative that people who cultivate and harvest North Carolina’s wide variety of crops are protected. To support prevention efforts that are proven to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, NCDHHS is implementing its plan this week to deliver over 900,000 masks and other infection control supplies to North Carolina Cooperative Extension county centers across the state for distribution to farms and agricultural operations. In addition to masks, the deliveries included hand sanitizer and cloth face coverings for workers to take home.
Thirty-one counties have been selected to receive the first delivery, including: Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Henderson, Johnston, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, Martin, Mecklenburg, Nash, Pender, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Wake, Wayne, Wilson.