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.READ MORE: Girl In Very Critical Condition After Being Shot In Head In North Minneapolis
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.READ MORE: Brooklyn Center Passes Sweeping Public Safety Resolution To Reform Policing
Both companies plan to restart their operations, they just don’t know when.MORE NEWS: Starting Tuesday, Allina Clinics In Minnesota Will Start Vaccinating 12- To 15-Year-Olds
Statewide, the outbreak has affected nearly 8 million birds.