Tyson Site Has over 700 Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

Employee test results lead company to state it expects continuing slowdowns and temporary idling of production facilities.

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According to an Iowa Department of Public Health report released on May 5, 58% of the employees at the Perry, Iowa Tyson Foods meat factory have tested positive for coronavirus. Almost 900 workers were confirmed to have the virus at a Tyson Foods plant in Indiana just days before. Tyson released a statement that team member shortages or choices it makes to ensure operational safety will likely cause continuing slowdowns and temporary idling of production facilities.

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