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· Most Tyson Employees with COVID-19 Now Doing Well, According to State Health Commissioner
· Tyson employee says he was told to keep working while waiting on COVID-19 results
Most Tyson Employees with COVID-19 Now Doing Well, According to State Health Commissioner
Michael Gallenberger, WKVI (IN)
May 18, 2020
Those infected with COVID-19 at the Tyson meatpacking plant in Logansport are generally doing well, according to State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box. “Fortunately, the average age of those individuals was 40 or 42 – I can’t remember – so most of those individuals have done extremely well,” Box said during state officials’ COVID-19 press conference Monday.
The total number of cases in Cass County was at 1,552 as of Monday, with five confirmed deaths. Nearly half of the county’s tests came back positive. Box also confirmed that the state is now dealing with a similar situation at a meatpacking plant in Dubois County in Southern Indiana.
Governor Holcomb would not confirm...
Tyson employee says he was told to keep working while waiting on COVID-19 results
By: Dave Faherty, WSOC TV (NC)
May 18, 2020
WILKESBORO, N.C. — Tyson Foods in Wilkesboro was forced to shut down part of its chicken processing plant for the second time in a week because of COVID-19.
Wilkes County reported more than 130 cases over the weekend.
The health department said most of the cases are linked back to the plant.
Some of those workers who are recovering said they were asymptomatic and never felt sick.
Some employees told reporter Dave Faherty that they were told to keep working as they waited on their results.
Much of the parking lot was empty Monday as the company deep cleaned the plant.
A worker, who did not want to be identified, said he’s been home for two weeks after testing positive.
He remembers getting the results and his reaction.
“Oh, really? Because I didn’t feel anything to indicate to me that I was sick -- no coughing, no fever, nothing,” he said.
Cases like that concern Cherish Jarvis, whose boyfriend works at the plant, along with more than 2,000 others.
She credits Tyson Foods for doing the test but said the company kept employees on the production line as they waited on their results...
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