28% of employees of Dole, OH plant tested positive for COVID-19

The Packer reported that 829 employees of Dole’s salad processing plant in Springfield, Ohio, were tested for COVID-19 on June 13, of which 235 employees tested positive (28%). According to a statement from Bill Goldfield (director of corporate communications at Dole Food), the company is following the health district’s recommendations to protect further the health of employees, contractors, and community, all Dole employees who tested positive were asked to self-quarantine. The Springfield plant continued operations with all cleared personnel. The county health department hired 14 additional contact tracers and, by June 23, found 281 total confirmed cases related to the outbreak at Dole’s plant. In Clark County by June 22, there were 627 confirmed cases and seven confirmed deaths from COVID-19, according to the county health district. The average age of those with the new coronavirus is 38. @ https://www.thepacker.com/article/236-employees-ohio-dole-plant-are-covid-19-positive


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