Coronavirus Testing for U.S. Food Plant Workers May Be Offered

Program under consideration by Trump administration due to COVID-19 outbreaks at food manufacturing facilities

Tyson Foods

According to The Wall Street Journal, the federal COVID-19 task force led by Vice President Mike Pence has met with companies including Tyson and Hormel Foods, and is working with the USDA to formulate a plan to provide coronavirus testing for food workers. The action is under consideration following temporary shutdowns of meat processing and packing plants owned by companies, such as Smithfield, Cargill, JBS Holdings, and Tyson, due to the coronavirus.

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