MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s bird flu outbreak will keep more workers at home.

Rembrandt Enterprises is laying off nearly 40 full-time employees, for now. The virus hit its egg-laying plant in Renville earlier this month and forced them to put down more than 2 million chickens.

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Earlier this month, Jennie-O Turkey Store said it’s cutting shifts at its processing plant in Faribault, as well. That means more than 230 of its workers are temporarily laid off.

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Both companies plan to restart their operations, they just don’t know when.

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Statewide, the outbreak has affected nearly 8 million birds.