Discrimination or Protection: Migrant farm workers push back on state's COVID-19 testing mandate

‘Why only us?': Migrant farm workers push back on state's COVID-19 testing mandate

The State of Michigan mandated COVID-19 testing due to several outbreaks on farms throughout Michigan. Between May 1 and early July, 2020 there were 102 cases linked to two farms in the Oceana County, according to Bridge Magazine,

The August 3 emergency order from MDHHS Director Robert Gordon requires testing of all agriculture workers living in on-farm premises to be tested within 48 hours of their arrival. The order applies to workers at seasonal farms and nurseries, as well as meat, poultry and egg processing plants.

(from: Crain's Detroit Business: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/workforce/why-only-us-migrant-farm-workers...

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