How this guidance applies to growers is a bit unclear. A face covering is required when a person is “engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing work off-site,” when interacting with the public, in areas where food is prepared, or working indoors. This would not seem to apply to vineyard work.
However, the guidance requires a face covering in the following situations; which may apply to grower employees:
- Driving a ride-sharing vehicle when passengers are present. When no passengers are present, face coverings are strongly recommended.
- While outdoors in public spaces when maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible.
The guidance also states persons who are engaged in outdoor work ... when alone or with household members, and when they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others are exempt from wearing a face covering. This presumably means that if employees are ever less than six feet apart, they will need face covering.