This online tool shows how coronavirus can spread through farmworker housing. The spread of the virus can vary based on a range of housing factors – the number of people sharing a room, the size of the room, type of beds (single or bunk beds) and how much people are washing hands, social distancing and wearing face coverings. You can use this simulation tool to see how simple changes in shared housing and farmworker behaviors can affect the spread of infection.
The website will walk you through two simple steps:
Step 1: Room Setup
To begin, tell us about the bedroom setup in your workers’ housing.
Room Width: feet
Room Length: feet
Single or Bunk Beds?
How many people usually sleep in this room? people
Step 2: Preventative Practices
To prevent the spread of coronavirus, it is important to wash your hands, stay 6 ft (2 meters) away from others and wear face coverings. Please select the coronavirus safety measures in place at the farm workplace.
This work has been supported by the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC).