Iowa pork plant to close temporarily because of COVID-19

Tyson Foods says it will temporarily close its Storm Lake, Iowa pork plant due to spread of the coronavirus.

More than 550 workers at the plant, which has 2,500 employees, have tested positive for the virus. 

Tyson says the closure is due partly to a delay in COVID-19 testing results and employee absences. Officials say the plant will resume operations next week following additional cleaning and sanitizing of the facility.

The Storm Lake plant has a slaughter capacity of 17-thousand hogs per day.

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