More Tyson Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

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More than a quarter of employees at Tyson Foods (TSN) - Get Report' Wilkesboro, N.C., poultry facility reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

Meat plants have been in particular focus as plant closures recently sparked fears of a meat shortage.

Tyson Foods is the world's second-biggest chicken, beef, and pork producer and the company has been making efforts in an attempt to keep their employers safe during the pandemic. 

Tom Brower, senior vice president of health and safety for Tyson Foods had this to say in a statement, "We are working closely with local health departments to protect our team members and their families, and to help manage the spread of the virus in our communities. We are using the most up-to-date data and resources to support our team members, and we are committed to ensuring they feel safe and secure when they come to work.” 

In May Tyson had temporarily closed the Wilkesboro poultry plant for cleaning and sanitizing in response to an outbreak. Tyson says employees may return to work only once they meet the requirements created by Tyson and the CDC.

As of Thursday, Tyson Foods shares were trading off 1.1% at $60.01.

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