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Tue May 12, 2020, 12:33 AM

COVID-19 cases hit 194 at Pilgrim's Pride Minnesota meat processing plant

The plight of meat processors across the nation boiled over Monday in Cold Spring, where workers protested what they say are dangerous working conditions that leave them with two choices continue to risk contracting a potentially deadly disease or be fired.

As of Monday, state health workers had confirmed 194 COVID-19 cases among workers at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing plant more than double the 83 cases just four days ago.

"We're hoping the company will sanitize the whole facility so that the workers can safely return to work," said Pablo Tapia, one of the rally organizers. Pilgrim's Pride "needs to be responsible. They knew this was happening and they just kept ignoring it."

In a statement Monday, Pilgrim's Pride said it has "implemented a wide of range of measures to combat coronavirus" at the Cold Spring plant. "We know some people are scared and anxious, and we are doing everything we can to keep this virus out of our facility."

Read more: https://www.startribune.com/covid-19-cases-hit-194-at-pilgrim-s-pride-plant/570392152/

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TexasTowelie May 12 OP
beachbumbob May 12 #1

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Tue May 12, 2020, 06:13 AM

1. so any data on the health condition of those tested "postive"? We know 80% have little or no symptom

what about the contact tracking of the workers, and their circle of family/friends? Again, we need data. Saying people test positive is JUST one data point and with the great majority not even being sick. we need to know the spread.

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