• March 24, 2020 10:29 PM

Can agricultural operations continue under the Health Officer’s Order?

Can agricultural operations continue under the Health Officer’s Order?

Can agricultural operations continue under the Health Officer’s Order? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Yes, businesses that support or are directly engaged in the production of food or beverage are Essential Businesses and may continue to operate for wholesale purposes.  Retail sales via curbside pick-up by appointment or at farm and produce stands are permitted.  Essential Businesses must comply with Social Distancing Requirements at all times.

Employees, including farm workers, may leave home to work for such agricultural operations as part of allowed Essential Travel under the Order. Employees feeling sick must stay home.

Businesses that are necessary to support agriculture, food, and beverage cultivation, processing, and distribution are “Essential Business” that may remain open, and include farm management companies, food and beverage processing, equipment dealerships, fuel companies and deliveries, mobile and fixed mechanics, agricultural transportation services, and companies providing seeds, nursery stock, fertilizer, livestock feed, and crop production products.