The company said most of the 570 who tested positive at its facility in Wilkesboro were asymptomatic.
More than a quarter of the workforce at a Tyson Foods poultry facility in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest wave of the disease to hit the food giant as it carries out widespread testing.Tyson said that out of the 2,244 staff and contractors at its plant in Wilkesboro, some 570 came back with positive results for COVID-19 following tests between May 6 and May 9. The company said most cases were asymptomatic.
The plant had been closed earlier in May for cleaning and sanitizing to mitigate against the disease after officials in Wilkes Country said most of the coronavirus cases in the county were linked to the plant, theNews and Observerreported.Employees of Tyson Foods process chicken in Springdale, Arkansas in this illustrative image. The company says a quarter of its workers at its North Carolina facility have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Greg Smith/Getty ImagesSince the end of the temporary closure, the company said in a statement that production would"ramp up" and that safety measures such as temperature screenings, face masks and barriers at work stations had been implemented.
Tom Brower, senior vice president of health and safety for Tyson Foods, said:"We are working closely with local health departments to protect our team members and their families, and to help manage the spread of the virus in our communities."We are using the most up-to-date data and resources to support our team members, and we are committed to ensuring they feel safe and secure when they come to work," Brower said, according to the
News and Observer.There are widespread concerns about how meat production facilities around the U.S. have become coronavirus hotspots. Earlier in the month, over half, or 700 members of the workforce at a Tyson meat plant in Perry, Iowa, tested positive for the virus, theRead more: Newsweek »
newsweak coronavirus They should start wearing Masks. ThomasS4217 One may ask...why do meat plants have this extreme percentage? Is there something in the meat? Workers a chain of foods. Trump not is a working class héroes, but it is a special stupid, if she doesn't like it, she can go. Without more dead of Americans people.
That's is just awful, but no one says anything about the dead chickens being handled by supposed infected people? In other news, one if five Tyson Chicken is count as COVID death in official count by CDCgov and is award $13000 to state medicaid. Dont waste food - give it to corona patients then! There is a large population of Corona patients who wont mind feasting on corona infested chicken or beaf.
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It takes one to know one: Biden's experience being picked by Obama shapes search for running mateObama's choice of a vice president altered the course of Joe Biden's career. It also is shaping how Biden is going about choosing his own running mate. yes because we should all get behind a man who is clearly cognitively challenged backed by the President who will be exposes as one of the most abusive of power in american history. who will clearly be the one pulling the strings of the WH please Biden’s campaign really heating up... Career criminals