Big out­break at food plant

San Francisco Chronicle - - CORONAVIRU­S PANDEMIC -

Tyson Foods says 371 em­ploy­ees at its chicken pro­cess­ing plant in the town of Noel have tested pos­i­tive for the coro­n­avirus.

The com­pany said it tested 1,142 em­ploy­ees at the plant and 291 tested pos­i­tive. Of those 291, Tyson said 249, or 85%, were asymp­to­matic. Tyson said an ad­di­tional 80 Noel em­ploy­ees tested pos­i­tive in sep­a­rate ex­ams that were per­formed by their health care providers or the state’s De­part­ment of Health and Se­nior Ser­vices.

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