1 in 4 Tyson employees in a North Carolina plant tested positive for Covid-19
Instead, Tyson said it carried out “additional deep cleaning” in mid-May with limited operations. Production has ramped up since the cleaning, the company said. Sick employees will receive paid leave and can return to work when they meet “criteria established by both the CDC and Tyson.”
Meat-processing plant workers have raised concerns about Trump’s executive order. Meat plant employees are among America’s most vulnerable workers, and some say they expect staff will refuse to come to work.
Tyson recently implemented wellness health screenings on plant employees when they arrive for work each day and requiring employees to wear masks or a face covering, which the company said it is providing.