Migrant Clinics Offering COVID-19 Testing To Farmworkers Face Challenges

CHICAGO – The U.S. food supply depends on millions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers, who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because of circumstances in which they live and work. Outbreaks of COVID-19 on farms have killed more than a dozen farmworkers nationwide, and infected thousands more, according to tracking from the Food and Environment Reporting […]

Amid COVID-19 Concerns, Clinics Step Up Testing For Migrant Farmworkers

CHAMPAIGN – Maricel Mendoza is familiar with the work migrant and seasonal farmworkers do. Growing up, her family traveled from Texas to central Illinois every year for her parents’ jobs as contractors with a large seed company.  “All of my parents’ siblings were migrants, my grandparents were migrants,” Mendoza says. “So it’s just something that […]