CDC assessing COVID-19 situation at Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls

Published: Apr. 15, 2020 at 10:57 AM CDT
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UPDATE, April 16

A CDC team entered the Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday.

Officials say the team is assessing the plant after a major COVID-19 outbreak forced the facility to temporarily close.


A Centers for Disease Control response team is coming in Sioux Falls to assess the COVID-19 outbreak at Smithfield Foods.

Gov. Kristi Noem tweeted the team will arrive at the city Wednesday.

The Smithfield Foods outbreak is responsible for

COVID-19 cases, marking a majority of the cases in the Sioux Falls area. The plant is

due to the outbreak.

Noem also tweeted that she believes a shelter-in-place order would not have prevented the outbreak at Smithfield. The governor

over her decision not to enact a stay-at-home order for the state.