Maine food processing plant to reopen as coronavirus cases rise

Advertisement

Maine food processing plant to reopen as coronavirus cases rise

Dozens of people who work at Tyson Foods in Portland have tested postive

The Tyson Foods meat processing plan in Portland is set to reopen Thursday, nearly a week after shutting down.At least 51 people who work at the plant have tested positive for coronavirus, including 14 new cases reported on Wednesday. All 400 employees and 30 contractors who work at the plant have been tested.The Tyson Foods plant shut down on Friday after the outbreak was first discovered. The company said it relaxed its attendance policy to encourage the workforce, mostly made of up immigrants, to stay home if workers are sick. Tyson has paid workers while the plant was idle.

The Tyson Foods meat processing plan in Portland is set to reopen Thursday, nearly a week after shutting down.

At least 51 people who work at the plant have tested positive for coronavirus, including 14 new cases reported on Wednesday. All 400 employees and 30 contractors who work at the plant have been tested.

Advertisement

The Tyson Foods plant shut down on Friday after the outbreak was first discovered. The company said it relaxed its attendance policy to encourage the workforce, mostly made of up immigrants, to stay home if workers are sick.

Tyson has paid workers while the plant was idle.