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N.S. poultry plant with COVID-19 outbreak wants to reopen

Plant operators asking Public Health to allow reopening at reduced capacity.

December 17, 2020
By CBC News


The poultry plant in Berwick, N.S., that’s trying to quash an outbreak of COVID-19 among its staff is creating a plan to reopen sooner than originally called for by Public Health, hoping provincial officials will sign off and let a “skeleton crew” return to work before the holidays.

Eden Valley Poultry shut down all operations last week after COVID-19 entered the facility and was apparently transmitted between staff. Out of about 450 employees, an initial round of testing revealed six cases. A second round of testing is supposed to take place this week.

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