If you are wondering how to protect your farm, here are some ideas:
Access to the dairy farm by non-essential persons should be limited.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Wash your hands before you eat and after working in the milking parlor or other areas of the dairy.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, both on and off the dairy.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Ask the dairy manager or owner to keep the restrooms stocked with disinfectants and soap.
- Always wear milking gloves.
- Constantly change milking gloves.
- When you get home after working in the dairy, always take a shower and wash your work clothes.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Keep the bathrooms and kitchen area in your workplace clean and disinfected.
- Social distancing should be practiced such as when there is a need to get supplies from a farm and feed store.
Jorge Delgado Alltech’s dairy employee training expert, put together fact sheets in Spanish and English that can help all employees understand the virus and what they can do to help prevent it on the farm.