Tyson to temporarily close Sioux City-area beef plant amid rising COVID-19 concerns
Sioux City Journal: Facing growing public scrutiny over an outbreak of COVID-19 at its Dakota City, Neb., beef plant, Tyson Fresh Meats said late Wednesday it will shut down the 4,300-employee facility for four days, beginning Friday. Tyson officials said the halt in production will provide time for a complete deep cleaning of the entire plant, the meat giant’s largest beef processing facility. The temporary closure of metro Sioux City’s largest employer comes amid a surge in novel coronavirus cases. Last week, the spike landed the metro area at the top of the list of U.S. cities with the highest daily growth rate, with cases doubling every day or so. Both of the metro residents who have died from the novel coronavirus worked at the Dakota City plant.

Coronavirus outbreak confirmed at Illinois Tyson plant near Quad Cities
Quad-City Times: There is a coronavirus outbreak at the Tyson plant in Joslin, Ill., the Rock Island County Health Department confirmed Wednesday. Joslin is just east of the Quad Cities. There have been 92 positive cases for COVID-19 and two deaths in Rock Island County attributed to the Tyson Plant.

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