Chicken processing plant closed after Coronavirus outbreak kills 8 workers
Foster Farms chicken processing plant in California ordered to close due to coronavirus outbreak that’s killed 8 workers. The order to close the Foster Farms Livingston Facility comes after at least 358 employees have tested positive, and eight employees have died. In a statement issued Thursday, the Merced County Department of Health said the number of infected workers is known only because they chose to get screened for COVID-19 and report the positive tests to their employer.
“The true spread of COVID-19 in the Foster Farms Livingston Facility remains unknown,” officials wrote.