Tyson Foods has confirmed that they are closing their Waterloo, Iowa, plant due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The company had warned that if they had to close that many hog farmers would be negatively affected.

On April 17th, multiple Iowa officials asked Tyson to close the pork processing plant. This came due to the Coronavirus spreed among it's workers of nearly three thousand people. According to WQAD.

It should be noted that Tyson Foods is expected to resume limited operations at its pork processing plant in Columbus Junction, where more than 200 workers have become infected and at least two have died. That plant had been closed down for the recommended two weeks.

Wright County officials reported that 16 employees at a pork processing facility in Northern Iowa, which is run by Prestage Foods of Iowa have tested positive. Mass testing at the plant began Monday.

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