A California chicken processing plant was shut down after a coronavirus outbreak infected 358 workers and killed 8
- A Foster Farms poultry processing plant in California has been forced to temporarily close its doors due to the coronavirus.
- At least 358 workers have tested positive and eight have died in what health officials say is the “most severe and long-lasting” coronavirus outbreak in Merced County.
- “Foster Farms’ poultry operation in Livingston, California has experienced an alarming spread of COVID-19 among its workers,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said, underscoring the need to “hit the reset button” and reopen the plant safely.
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A poultry plant in California has been shut down after 358 employees tested positive for the coronavirus and eight died of the disease.
This cluster of cases was reported at a Foster Farms chicken processing facility in Merced County and was described by county health officials as the “most severe and long-lasting outbreak” in the area.
In a statement issued Thursday, the Merced County Department of Health said the number of infected workers is known only because they chose to get screened for COVID-19 and report the positive tests to their employer.
“The true spread of COVID-19 in the Foster Farms Livingston Facility remains unknown,” officials wrote.
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[Source: Business Insider]