CDFA NOTICE - Food Supply: Critical Infrastructure
The Governor's March 19, 2020 Executive Order N-33-20, ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to follow the federal critical infrastructure sectors, which includes working in the food and agriculture sector.
On March 19, 2020, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross reinforced the importance of the food supply chain as critical infrastructure and released the following guidance regarding COVID-19 and the Food Supply in California.
The CDC and White House Coronavirus Task Force in the Coronavirus Guidelines for America, state that the food supply chain is a critical infrastructure industry that should maintain a normal work schedule while workers follow CDC guidance to protect their health at work.
On March 19, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a guidance with additional details regarding the food supply chain as critical infrastructure.