Beef plant to close for tests, cleaning over COVID concerns


April 12, 2020

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A beef plant in northern Colorado where dozens of employees have tested positive for COVID-19 will be shut down through Tuesday for deep cleaning and to screen additional workers.

Andre Nogueira, JBS USA's CEO, said in a statement released Friday that the company is paying more than $1 million for thousands of testing kits for workers at the Greeley plant. He said 36 employees have tested positive for the disease.

Weld County's health department said Thursday that concerns at the facility include the proximity of workers to each other and employees working while they are...

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