Stearns County collaborates with MDH, 2 food processing plants after employees test positive for COVID-19

Stearns County is working together with the Minnesota Department of Health, CentraCare, Pilgrim's Pride in Cold Spring and Jennie-O in Melrose in response to employees testing positive for COVID-19 in their facilities.

A news release from Stearns County states action plans for response are currently in progress, including the potential for testing ill employees, isolation and quarantine as needed. Both companies have proactively implemented strategies to keep employees safe while continuing their operations.

Once plans for follow-ups are finalized, employees will be notified with additional information and direction.

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