Following the updated guidance from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a letter from more than 40 agriculture groups was sent to all 50 governors urging the state leaders to be mindful of supply chain impacts of the response to COVID-19. This letter mirrors the letter sent to President Trump last week.
The letter asks each governor to incorporate CISA’s guidance to help state and local governments identify and manage the essential workforce within their states. CISA issued guidance last week identifying food and agriculture employees as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.
MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE
CISA Guidance (version 1.1 March 23, 2020)