Farmworkers in California are facing two crises at once: the coronavirus and exposure to dangerous air from wildfires.

Massive fires border large swaths of California’s agriculture region, the Central Valley. Monitoring stations report unhealthy air across the interior of the state.

“To be out in the fields, it’s like you can’t breathe,” says Hernan Hernandez, executive director of the California Farmworker Foundation.


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