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: Next Weather: Slightly Warmer Start To The Work Week
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: Sen. Klobuchar Pushing To Help Modernize Minnesota National Guard's Fleet
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: Minnesota Legislature Races To Complete Its Work, But Time Running Out
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