Four test positive for coronavirus at Kelso meat processing plant

Four test positive for coronavirus at Kelso meat processing plant

COWLITZ COUNTY, Wash. — Four people at a Kelso meat processing plant tested positive for the coronavirus and now there are concerns the number of coronavirus cases could grow.

Cowlitz County health officials said those four were employed at the Foster Farms facility.

On April 22, 77 employees at the plant were tested as part of a phased testing procedure, which resulted in the four confirmed cases, county health officials said. Those employees who tested positive weren’t allowed to return to the plant.

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On Monday, health officials plan to test another 115 workers.

Co-workers and family members of those who tested positive will be in quarantine and monitored for the next 14 days.