Cargill’s poultry plant in London has been closed for two weeks because 82 of its 900 workers have tested positive for COVID-19.
“We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution as our local workforce deals with the community-wide impacts of COVID-19,” Cargill said in a public statement.
That’s also what it said after it shut down its beef-packing plants at High River, Alberta, and Guelph to contain outbreaks of COVID-19.
Cargill said it is offering employees up to an additional 80 hours of paid leave, is urging them to get tested and to stay home for 14 days if they have been exposed to anyone who has the virus or if they feel ill.
The London facility was developed by the Cuddy family.