Free Face Coverings For Farm Workers

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center has face coverings/masks, shields and bottles of hand sanitizer for you, the farmer, and your farmworkers. If you are in need of these items please call our office at 828-764-9480 to register to pick up these items. Let other farmers know that we have these items for free for them and their workers.

What we need to know when you call.


Phone Number.

How many masks are you requesting?

How many farmworkers  are you needing supplies for?

Do you need hand sanitizer or a face shield?

Date and approximate time of pickup.

We will have your kit prepared in a bag for easy pickup, while supplies last.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is taking further action to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks among the agricultural workforce, delivering critical personal protection equipment for use by agricultural workers across the state. Farmworkers are deemed an essential workforce and it is imperative that people who cultivate and harvest North Carolina’s wide variety of crops are protected. To support prevention efforts that are proven to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, NCDHHS is distributing over 900,000 masks and other infection control supplies to North Carolina Cooperative Extension county centers across the state for distribution to farms and agricultural operations. In addition to masks, the deliveries included hand sanitizer and cloth face coverings for workers to take home.