WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) — A Tyson Foods poultry plant in North Carolina is closing temporarily for deep cleaning after a coronavirus outbreak there.
Tyson employs about 3,000 people at its two Wilkesboro plants.
A spokesman for the plant wouldn't say how many employees had contracted COVID-19. But officials in Wilkes County said Friday that an outbreak at the plant is responsible for a majority of the county's 194 coronavirus cases.
Meat processing plants across the country have seen outbreaks of coronavirus.