JBS suffers first COVID-19 death in corporate offices


Cuyler Meade, The Greeley Tribune (CO)

May 14, 2020


While confirmed plant worker deaths have climbed to six, and the plant itself remains far and away the top individual hotspot in the state for COVID-19 with more than 300 confirmed cases, JBS USA corporate headquarters, also located in Greeley, has suffered its first death at the hands of the virus that has wreaked so much havoc on its plant.


According to Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment data released Wednesday afternoon, which now tracks cases and deaths by entity, the first confirmed death in the JBS corporate office occurred some time in the last week.


The corporate office only shows five confirmed cases in the CDPHE data, while 316 are confirmed in the plant.


JBS, with the much-ballyhooed support of U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and Vice President Mike Pence had promised to test all employees in early April before shutting down the plant until a reopening April 24, but only tested a handful of employees...


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