A Utah meat plant is staying open even after 287 workers got coronavirus

  • By cvbizz
  • June 11, 2020
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A cow crosses a road in Utah, where coronavirus tests are coming back positive with twice the frequency they were two weeks ago. | Joe Sohm/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Meatpacking facilities are known incubators for Covid-19. But they continue to operate because of an executive order from President Trump.

A single meat plant has been linked to hundreds of Covid-19 cases in Utah. Yet it remains open, and the company says it expects workers to keep showing up for shifts even though many protest that the conditions are unsafe.

It’s the latest example of a worrisome trend seen across the US during the pandemic: Meatpacking plants are coronavirus hot spots, where workers keep falling ill — and even dying — all in the name of satisfying America’s meat-supply obsession.

When the JBS beef plant in the city of Hyrum tested

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