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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Jennie-O/Hormel announced Tuesday evening that some employees at their Willmar turkey processing plant have tested positive for COVID-19.

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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.

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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.

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