Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Alberta poultry plant has COVID-19 outbreak

Sunrise Poultry Processors of Lethbridge, Alta., has had 75 people infected with COVID-19.

Alberta Health Services said the virus is being acquired in the community, not at the plant.

The outbreak began in February and as of now there are 38 active cases.

Alberta Health Services also announced that the outbreak at Olymel’s hog-packing plant at Red Deer is over.

However, 518 employees were infected, three died and the plant was closed for 14 days.