Tyson Foods plant in Indiana hit to shut down Saturday


Close to 200 employees at a Tyson Foods plant in Logansport, Indiana have tested positive for COVID-19 and the plant will shut down on Saturday.

On Thursday, the Cass County Health Department reported that overnight 184 employees had tests come back positive. The Tyson Foods employees make up half the coronavirus cases in the county. According to Wish TV, 1,000 people have been tested in the county and 275 have tested positive.

Every employee will be tested before the plant officially shuts down.

“It’s alarming,” Cass County Commissioner Ryan Browning said. “We went for a long time before we didn’t get any cases and then once we got them, they started jumping up fast. This is the largest employer and they’re in close quarters. They did try and put some measures in to help the spread but it’s got into the workforce.”

It is now estimated that 25 percent of U.S. has been closed or reduced capacity in the last week.