Farm Workers Face Double Threat: Wildfire Smoke And COVID-19

Farm Workers Face Double Threat: Wildfire Smoke And COVID-19

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Jesús Ahumada (left) oversees farm workers picking strawberries. He talks with Henry Gonzales, the Monterey County agricultural commissioner who secured more than 330,000 masks for farm workers there.

Farm workers in California are facing the double health threat of working during the coronavirus pandemic and fire season. Wildfire smoke often makes the air quality dangerous for harvesting produce.

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