As farms across the US prepare to hire thousands of seasonal migrant workers, farmworker advocates say the typical features of seasonal workers’ housing, including shared rooms and bunk beds, inhibit adequate distancing and will exacerbate workers’ health risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Labor unions recommend that employers remove bunk beds, require temperature checks, provide fresh masks for each shift, and cover grocery delivery costs for workers. Some states, including Oregon and Washington, issued new emergency COVID-19 housing rules following labor union pressure and lawsuits, but the updated guidance still allows for as many as 15 workers to sleep in bunk beds in the same room as long as beds are six feet apart, which union organizers believe is insufficient. Organizers like Elizabeth Strater are concerned about enforcement. “[Washington] has no plans to re-inspect housing based on these new rules,” Strater said.