Coronavirus: Wisconsin beef processing plant closes after 200 workers infected with virus

Coronavirus: Wisconsin beef processing plant closes after 200 workers infected with virus
GREELEY, COLORADO - APRIL 16: The Greeley JBS meat packing plant sits idle on April 16, 2020 in Greeley, Colorado. The meat packing facility has voluntarily closed until April 24 in order to test employees for the coronavirus (COVID-19) virus. As more workers test positive for the coronavirus throughout the U.S, plants in Colorado, South Dakota, and Iowa have temporarily halted production. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A Wisconsin beef production plant is briefly closing after nearly 200 employees tested positive for the coronavirus, company officials said Sunday.

The company had been operating at a reduced capacity before deciding to close, WBAY reported.

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There are about 1,200 workers at the JBS USA plant in Green Bay, CNN reported.

This is the fourth facility JBS, the world’s leading meat processing company, has had to shutter, Bloomberg reported.

JBS also temporarily closed facilities in Souderton, Pennsylvania, and Greeley, Colorado, WBAY reported. Those plants have since reopened.

A pork processing plant in Worthington, Minnesota remains closed, reducing U.S. pork production by 10%, Bloomberg reported.