MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Jennie-O/Hormel announced Tuesday evening that some employees at their Willmar turkey processing plant have tested positive for COVID-19.READ MORE: Elk River Teacher's Discussion On Police Violence And Unrest Angers Some Parents
Officials did not disclose the exact number of employees, but said they, and anyone they interacted with at the plant, are in self-quarantine. Officials added that all sick employees will receive 100% of their pay and benefits while they recover.READ MORE: 'Unbelievable' Pandemic Furniture Demand Causing Extreme Delivery Delays
Two Minnesota pork processing plants — JBS in Worthington and Comfrey Farms in Windom — have both temporarily closed due to the outbreak. At least 33 workers at JBS have tested positive, while Comfrey officials have closed down their plant as a preventative measure.
Jennie-O/Hormel officials did not say whether or not they’re considering a temporary closure of the plant to stem a possible outbreak.MORE NEWS: Unnecessary Roughness? Former Gophers Claim Tough Practices Ended Football Careers
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