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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

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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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