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Coronavirus In MN: Worthington's JBS Pork Processing Plant To Reopen After 350+ Workers Tested Positive

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- One of the state's largest pork processing plants will reopen this week.

At least 350 workers at the JBS plant in Worthington have tested positive for COVID-19.

READ MORE: Nobles County Reaches 866 Known Cases Of COVID-19, Most Traced To JBS Pork Plant

Wednesday's reopening is part of President Donald Trump's executive order mandating meat processing plants stay open during the pandemic.

JBS meatpacking facility in Worthington
JBS meatpacking facility in Worthington (credit: CBS)

Matt Utecht, president JBS's union UFCW Local 663, says the plant will have new safety precautions, including limiting contact between employees and more disinfecting throughout the building.

READ MORE: JBS Plant In Worthington Euthanizes About 3,000 Pigs

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