BRYAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – Health issues at meat processing plants continue during the pandemic, as more than two dozen employees test positive for COVID-19 at a poultry processing plant in Texas.
Dr. Seth Sullivan says the Brazos County Health Department is working closely with Sanderson Farms in Bryan due to an outbreak of cases at the plant.READ MORE: Drug Dog Sniffs Out Illegal Narcotics, Unloaded Handgun In Jacksboro High School Student's Car
Twenty-six employees have been affected — with roughly a dozen of those cases happening in the past week.READ MORE: Police: Weekend Shootings In Dallas' Deep Ellum Left 2 Dead, Teenaged Suspect In Custody
“They’ve been in touch with the state, we’ve been in touch with the state, about the most appropriate way of dealing with this moving forward,” Sullivan said.
The state has strike teams in place ready to respond to nursing homes, prisons, and places like Sanderson Farms although that action has yet to happen.MORE NEWS: 101 Texas Lawmakers Who Supported/Voted For New Abortion Law Being Threatened
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