How Has Lack of Access to PPE Affected the Health of Farm Workers in California as a Result of COVID-19 and the Recent Wildfires?


by : 
Grace L.


Farm workers are the power behind the food industry in California and many are blind to the mistreatment that they face. As the COVID-19 Pandemic hit California, more and more workers were at risk for contracting the disease because of the lack of PPE they had access to. Then wildfires swept through the state producing thick smoke making it unhealthy to breathe the air outside and putting workers at an even higher risk for respiratory illness. This research aims to show the issues California farm workers face as a result of lack of access to PPE during the recent pandemic and wildfires.