A slaughterhouse in western Kentucky will temporarily halt production after dozens of workers tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Tyson Foods poultry plant in Robards, Ky., will cancel production Thursday through Sunday for “additional cleaning and sanitation efforts,” plant manager Ron Chapman said in a statement on Monday, according to a Wednesday Facebook post by the Henderson County, Kentucky Government.
According to Clay Horton, director of the seven-county, Green River District Health Department, 71 employees at the western Kentucky Tyson plant, which employs more than 1,300 line workers, have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning.
Horton added that there could be more employees at the plant who have tested positive but reside outside of his health department’s jurisdiction. For more on this story, please go to Courier-Journal.com.