Inslee announces new requirements to slow spread of COVID-19 in agriculture industries where outbreaks are on the rise

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced new requirements to help protect farm and fruit- and vegetable-processing workers in an agriculture industry that has emerged as a focal point of concern in the spread of the novel coronavirus in Washington.


Earlier this month, outbreaks of COVID-19, the illness the coronavirus causes, prompted some workers in Yakima fruit warehouses to walk off the job to press for hazard pay and more safety assurances. Inslee cited their protests as he...