- Biomedical Waste
- Body Piercing
- Drinking Water
- Food Hygiene
- Group Care
- Indoor Air
- Migrant Labor
- Mobile Home Parks
- Onsite Sewage Disposal
- Pools and Spas
- Sanitary Nuisances
- Florida Healthy Beaches – Water Quality Monitoring
- Florida Healthy Beaches - Water Quality Monitoring
- Boil Water Notices
- Boil Water Notice Guidelines
Welcome to the Migrant Labor Camp Program
Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County Environmental Public Health Program
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
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
The Florida Department of Health Maintains
Inspection Reports and Data.
- COVID-19 Update (NEW)
- Permit & Service Fee’s
- Statutes & Administrative Codes
- Helpful Links
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 Migrant Workers (PDF, 160KB)
- Best Practices for Migrant Workers - Spanish (PDF, 133KB)
- Best Practices for Crew Leaders (PDF, 250KB)
Best Practices for Farm Crew Leaders Against COVID-19
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
- Chairs and benches
- Field Toilets
- Interior and exterior toilet-house door handles
- Hand wash sink faucets/spigots
- Soap dispenser
Cleaners, Disinfectants, and PPE:
- Cleaning solution –¼ ounce liquid detergent per 1 gallon of water
- *Disinfectant –5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per 1 gallon of water
- Wear gloves and face coverings when cleaning and disinfecting
- 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
- 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
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:
- Clean & disinfect frequently touched items daily (e.g., doorknobs, tables,light switches, sinks, etc.).
- Use bleach (4 tsps.) & water (1 qt.) solution* to disinfect any frequently touched objects & surfaces.*https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
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.).
Florida Department of Health–Bureau of Environmental Health Migrant Farmworker Housing Program 850-245-4250
Application for a Migrant Labor Camp or Residential Migrant Housing Permit
Forms are also available for pick-up at our Service Center.
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.
Related websites & Contact Information
- Spanish Brochure - Ediciones De la Salud del Agricultor Emigrante
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS)1-800-435-7352
- Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)1-850-487-1395
- Rights and Protections for Temporary Workers – US Department of State
- Emergency Preparedness (English)
- Preparacion Para Emergencias (Espanol)
- 1910.142 Temporary Labor Camp Standards
- Department of Economic Opportunity
- FL Department of Education - Adult Migrant Education
- Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations
- The Farmworker Association of Florida
- FL DBPR Farm Labor Registration
- Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services
- US Department of Labor (DOL)
- US DOL Migrant And Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)
- HUD's Chapter 10 Housing Quality Standards
- US HUD Farmworker Housing
- Protect Yourself form Mosquito Bites - English , Spanish , and Creole
Human Trafficking Links
- DHS Blue Campaign
- FBI Victim Assistance
- FBI Human Trafficking Awareness
- National Human Trafficking Hotline
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PDF, 133KB)
- Report Suspicious Activity - See something, Say something
- U.S. Department of State -2019 TIP Report & Victims' Stories
- FL Department of Children and Families Human Trafficking Resources