Pork producer closes Sioux Falls facility after 'number' of employees test positive for COVID-19

Smithfield Foods, a meat producer, announced Thursday it would close its Sioux Falls plant after a "number" of employees tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a release from the company, the closure is set to happen over the weekend.

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In its release, the company did not list how many employees tested positive.

During the closure, the facility will be cleaned and sanitized.

The company said all employees scheduled to work during the closure will be paid.