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Welcome to the Migrant Labor Camp Program

Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County Environmental Public Health Program

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Hepatitis A Fact Sheet

English PDF: Hepatitis A virus is a vaccine-preventable form of infectious hepatitis.

Spanish PDF: El virus de la hepatitis A (VHA) es una forma de hepatitis infecciosa que se puede prevenir con una vacuna.


Migrant Farmworker Housing

Health Issues

The objective of this program is to reduce the risk of communicable disease transmission and injury among migrant farm workers by establishing comprehensive and uniform procedures for permitting and inspecting migrant housing. Brochures providing an overview of the program have been produced in English (823kb, PDF)  and Spanish (552kb, PDF). The text from the Spanish Language Version is also available.

For more information please visit: Florida Department of Health – Migrant Farmworker Housing.

Inspection Reports and Data

Migrant Housing InspectionThe Florida Department of Health Maintains
Inspection Reports and Data.

  • COVID-19 Update (NEW)
  • Forms
  • Permit & Service Fee’s
  • Statutes & Administrative Codes
  • Helpful Links

COVID-19 UPDATE

Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID19

All employers need to consider how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in their workplace.

Please see the guidance for general safety:  


Best Practices for Farm Crew Leaders Against COVID-19

DOWNLOAD: Best Practices for Crew Leaders (PDF, 250KB)

Clean & disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily:

  • Busses and Employee Transport Vehicles
    • Seat backs and seatbelts
    • Handrails and arm rests
    • Any additional commonly touched items
  • Eating Areas
    • Tables
    • Chairs and benches
  • Field Toilets
    • Interior and exterior toilet-house door handles
    • Hand wash sink faucets/spigots
    • Soap dispenser

Cleaners, Disinfectants, and PPE:

Recommendations:

  • Busses and employee transport vehicles
    • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting A/C
    • Stagger seating to limit capacity, allowing for social distancing
    • Have occupants wear face coverings
    • Place hand sanitizer at entrances
  • General
    • Hang hand wash signs at all hand wash sinks/stations, including near field toilets
    • Sick employees should follow CDC-recommended steps

Best Practices for Farmworkers Against COVID-19

DOWNLOADBest Practices for Migrant Workers (PDF, 160KB)
Spanish Version (PDF, 133KB)

STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not readily available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, & mouth with unwashed hands.

STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME:

STEPS TO PROTECT OTHERS:

  • Stay home if you are sick & notify your employer.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Place beds 6 feet apart, if possible, or sleep head-to-toe in rooms with multiple beds in proximity.
  • Do not share items with others(e.g., cups, utensils, toothbrushes, etc.).

Additional Information:

CDC COVID-19 — cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Free / Income Based Clinics in Florida — freeclinics.com/sta/florida

Florida Department of Health–Bureau of Environmental Health Migrant Farmworker Housing Program 850-245-4250

View our Location

Visit DOH-St. Johns Environmental Health

Application for a Migrant Labor Camp or Residential Migrant Housing Permit 

Forms are also available for pick-up at our Service Center.

Contact Information

Contact DOH-St. Johns Environmental Health

Apply for a Permit

Migrant Labor Camps and Residential Migrant Housing need a permit prior to opening. For assistance and guidance in obtaining a permit, contact DOH–St. Johns Environmental Health. A Migrant Farmworker Housing Guideline Document  is available to provide basic knowledge of the rules and regulations applying to Migrant Labor Camps and Residential Migrant Housing.

Sanitation and health standards relating to construction, operation, and maintenance of migrant labor camps and residential migrant housing can be found in the following Florida Statutes and Administrative codes:

For more information on Permit & Service Fee’s call this Service Center.

To view the related Florida Statutes & Administrative Codes, please visit:

Hard copies are also available for review at this Service Center.

Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.