JBS Pork Plant Among Meat Packing Plants Facing Scrutiny From OSHA, Congress, For COVID OutbreaksAt one point this past spring, nearly half of JBS’s 2,000 workers in Worthington tested positive for COVID-19. By summer, the company had made major changes directing employee’s movements and keeping them separated in a typically crowded workspace.
Meat Workers Returning To Work, Though COVID-19 Concerns Linger Among SomeAt one point in April, nearly 500 workers at Worthington's JBS pork processing plant tested positive for COVID-19. An employee in his 50s died from the virus.
Coronavirus In MN: Worthington's JBS Pork Plant Partially Reopens, Operations Expected To ‘Normalize Over Time’Worthington’s JBS pork processing plant has partially reopened Wednesday with normal operations expected to return over time.
Coronavirus In MN: JBS Pork Plant Worker Cautiously Optimistic About Reopening After OutbreakA man at the center of one of the state's worst COVID-19 outbreaks says he feels safe enough to go back to work.
Coronavirus In MN: Worthington's JBS Pork Processing Plant To Reopen After 350+ Workers Tested PositiveAt least 350 workers at the JBS plant in Worthington have tested positive for COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Nobles County Reaches 866 Known Cases Of COVID-19, Most Traced To JBS Pork PlantNo where in Minnesota are there more COVID-19 cases per capita than in southwestern Minnesota's Nobles County.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Walz, Congressmen Visit Worthington To Talk Safe Reopening Of Pork PlantGov. Tim Walz and members of Congress gathered at the JBS plant in Worthington Wednesday to discuss the crisis that's forced one of the nation's largest pork producing plants to shut down.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 200K Pigs May Be Put Down Due To Processing Plant ClosuresThe closure of several Midwest pork processing plants is forcing hog farmers to make tough decisions in the days ahead.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Worthington Pork Plant Idled By Growing COVID-19 CasesJBS processes 20,000 hogs each day, so sitting idle will certainly have a huge economic impact for the region.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Worthington's JBS Pork Plant Closes Indefinitely After 2 Dozen Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19JBS USA operates more than 60 meat, poultry and prepared foods facilities across the United States. Worthington's facility is the third plant to temporarily close.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 23 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In County With Pork PlantThe JBS pork plant is located in the Nobles County city of Worthington.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Tim Walz's Executive Order Reopens Some Outdoor Activities, Including Golf CoursesHowever, the Governor’s order still maintains that citizens travel close to home.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Meatpacking Plants Taking Precautions After Sioux Falls OutbreakThe South Dakota Department of Health confirmed more than 80 employees inside Smithfield Foods tested positive for COVID-19. They are now shutting down operations for three days.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Local Companies In 'Full-Court Press' To Manufacture Medical Products To Fight COVID-19As people hunker down during the COVID-19 outbreak, Minnesota companies are stepping up.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Worthington Company Shifts To Manufacturing Face Shields For Fight Against COVID-19The shields are now awaiting FDA approval which Bedford expect to happen any day now. Once it does, the company expects to produce up to 50,000 a day.