The spread of COVID-19 is forcing many people to work from home, but for farmworkers that’s not an option.
Take Eucebia and Alejandro; the couple asked to go by their first names only. They have three kids and no savings. In the past two weeks, they’ve been asked to leave two picking jobs, first in almonds, then in grapes. The second job at Fowler Packing only lasted two days before the contractor told them to leave.
“She said that there wasn't going to be any work, that everything had been canceled,” Eucebia said.