Tyson beef plant in Dakota City reopening after virus surge

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Published: May. 7, 2020 at 8:23 AM CDT
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Tyson Foods plans to reopen its Dakota City, Nebraska, beef plant after closing the facility following a surge of coronavirus cases among workers.

Tyson closed the plant Friday and initially planned to reopen in four days but pushed that back to Thursday after awaiting coronavirus test results. The plant employs 4,300 people and is among the largest employers for neighboring Sioux City, Iowa.

The Dakota City plant is one of numerous meat processing facilities that have closed due to coronavirus outbreaks.

A Tyson pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa, and a Smithfield pork plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, both reopened this week.

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