LANSING, Mich., August 19, 2020 — On Aug. 3, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced a public health order requiring free COVID-19 testing and safe housing for agricultural and food processing employees in Michigan. The Michigan Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in support:
“This public health order is about protecting the most vulnerable among us. Agricultural and food processing employees are, and always have been, a driving force behind our state’s growth and success, and it is absolutely crucial that we provide these essential workers the protections they need as we continue to navigate this global pandemic. The Michigan Legislative Latino Caucus stands in full support of the order, and commits to working alongside all groups involved to ensure it remains in place.”
The Legislative Latino Caucus includes state Reps. Alex Garza (D-Taylor), Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), and state Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor).