60 validated cases of COVID-19 reported at Allegan County beef plant

60 validated cases of COVID-19 reported at Allegan County beef plant


The cases come from JBS Plainwell.

PLAINWELL, Mich.– Sixty employees from a beef production plant have actually tested positive for COVID-19

The Allegan County Health Department (ACHD) says the cases come from JBS Plainwell, where the virus was initially validated on March 24, according to data from the Michigan Illness Surveillance System. Only 10 of the 60 cases are Allegan County residents, according to the county health department. The other 50 people live outside of the county.

JBS states it is has executed temperature level checks at every one of its U.S. facilities, and all workers are provided with and required to use face masks on business property.

As of Monday, Allegan County has 42 verified coronavirus cases, according to state data.

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