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Kansas sausage making plant shuts down amid COVID-19 cases


TOPEKA Kan. (AP) — A Kansas plant that makes sausage shut down Wednesday after employees tested positive for the coronavirus, and an outbreak that has infected hundreds at the state's largest prison claimed the life of another worker.

The shutdown at the Johnsonville plant in Holton, which employees about 230 workers, took effect Wednesday after five employees tested positive.

The shutdown comes after President Donald Trump ordered meatpacking plants to stay open amid the pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said plants that shut down must reopen as soon as able and, if they...

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