Vocabulary has changed in recent weeks to include “self quarantine” and “shelter-in-place.” Dr. Jeff Bender, who is a director with the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, says social distancing has also been part of that conversation. “What does it look like on the farm? Maybe we can do early morning huddles and discuss potential problems by video conferencing. Also, think about the breakroom. Can we limit it to two people at a time in the breakroom?” With the change in the way we interact with people, Bender believes it is important to look for signs of stress in our family and neighbors. COVID-19 resources from UMASH are available here.
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