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  • Seneca Foods plant in Glencoe deals with COVID-19 outbreak - MN

    The Minnesota Department of Health learned of the outbreak last week, and as of Wednesday had confirmed at least 33 cases.

    Author: Dana Thiede
    Published: 10:21 AM CDT August 12, 2020
    Updated: 6:16 PM CDT August 12, 2020

    GLENCOE, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirms that the Seneca Foods processing plant in Glencoe is dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19 involving dozens of workers.

    An MDH spokesman tells KARE 11 the department learned last week about a growing number of coronavirus cases at the Seneca plant, mostly involving newly arrived temporary workers hired for corn packing. MDH says Seneca had every worker tested after hiring, but a lag in getting results back "hampered the company's, and Public Health's ability to monitor exposed workers or isolate asymptomatic (employees)."

    As of Wednesday MDH says there are at least 33 lab-confirmed cases who reported working at Seneca during interviews with investigators, and another 12 suspected cases.

    https://www.kare11.com/article/news/...1-e800632f6bdd
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