Kentucky Tyson plant to temporarily shut down after more than 70 test positive for COVID-19


A western Kentucky slaughterhouse will temporarily shut down production after more than 70 workers tested positive for the coronavirus.

The plant will stop production from Thursday through Sunday to clean and sanitize the facility.

According to reports, 71 employees have tested positive of the more than 1,300 workers.

This happening just a day after President Trump said he plans to sign an executive order to invoke the Defense Production Act to keep meat processing plants open amid the pandemic. The Act also protects plant owners from liability.

This is just one of the more than 60 facilities across the country that have shut down due to the virus outbreak.