Coronavirus Outbreak Closes Southern Indiana Poultry Plant

May 19, 2020

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 100 workers at a southern Indiana poultry processing plant have tested positive for the coronavirus in an outbreak that has it closed until at least Wednesday. Farbest Foods says the nearly 600 workers at its Huntingburg plant were tested on Friday and the company was working Monday and Tuesday to notify healthy employees on when to return. Farbest’s plant is at least the fourth Indiana meat or poultry processing plant that has faced outbreaks of COVID-19 among its workforce. The worst one has been at a Tyson pork-processing plant in Logansport, which was closed for nearly two weeks.