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H-2A workers must be vaccinated before they arrive

January 21st, 2022|

No more vaccinating H-2A employees after they arrive for work in the United States. The federal Department of Homeland Security’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for incoming foreign travelers begins Jan. 22 and grants no exemption for H-2A workers, despite industry lobbying, according to the Northwest Horticultural Council, which represents the tree fruit industry at the federal policy level. The horticultural council

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