Tyson closing Waterloo plant indefinitely
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Following criticism from public health officials over coronavirus concerns, Tyson Foods today announced it is indefinitely closing its meatpacking plant in Waterloo. “Despite our continued efforts to keep our people safe while fulfilling our critical role of feeding American families, the combination of worker absenteeism, COVID-19 cases and community concerns has resulted in our decision to stop production,” Steve Stouffer, group president of Tyson Fresh Meats, said in a prepared statement. The Waterloo facility, which is the company’s largest pork plant, had been running reduced production because of worker absenteeism, officials said. Workers will continue to be compensated while the plant is closed, officials said. Reopening will depend on the outcome of testing and other factors, officials said.

Some Iowa care facilities with virus have a history of infection-control issues
Iowa Capital Dispatch: Some of the Iowa nursing homes with confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks have a history of infection-control violations, rodent infestations or unsanitary conditions. Currently, 48% of all COVID-19 deaths in Iowa have been residents of nursing homes, retirement centers and other types of long-term care facilities. Here’s a look at some of the 2018-2020 violations reported by state inspectors at the 10 Iowa facilities with confirmed outbreak.

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