CUDAHY — 85 workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at Smithfield Foods.
The Cudahy Health Department says they have learned among the approximately 1,000 employees who work at this location, a total 85 have tested positive to date.
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The Cudahy Health Department says between April 24-28, testing for COVID-19 was provided for more than 500 Smithfield employees at the Smithfield meat-processing facility. Health workers say there were 22 new positive COVID-19 diagnoses among employees, and 31 test results are pending.
On April 15, Smithfield announced a temporary and voluntary closure the Cudahy facility.
Free COVID-19 testing is being offered to all employees at the facility.
Patrick Cudahy Smithfield will reopen on Monday, May 4th, according to a company spokesperson.