Huron packing plant now dealing with coronavirus cases

Dakota Provisions joins meat packers Smithfield in Sioux Falls and Demkota in Aberdeen


by Todd Epp, KELO (SD)

May 19, 2020


HURON, S.D. ( -- The State of South Dakota isn't calling it a hotspot yet but they are investigating coronavirus cases at the Dakota Provisions meat packing plant in Huron.


"Yes, the Dakota Provisions, we do have cases associated with Dakota provisions," State Epidemiologist Josh Clayton said. "we are working with that business specifically. We try to avoid talking about the number of cases within an individual business."


He says that's done until a business becomes a health concern or hotspot and they need to protect the public.


Dakota Provisions joins Demkota Beef in Aberdeen and Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls as packing plants that have had coronavirus cases.


The department of health reports 124 cases at the Demkota plant and 80 recoveries. They report 853 Smithfield workers tested positive and 836...