Canadian health officials report new COVID-19 cases at Olymel pork plant as Union seeks shutdown

Canadian health officials confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at an Olymel pork plant prompting the Union representing the plant workers to call for a temporary shutdown of the facility. Alberta Health Services announced that at least 80 active new COVID-19 cases had been confirmed among Olymel employees at the Red Deer, Alberta, pork plant. The local Union is calling for the facility to be temporarily shut down to stop the latest spread of coronavirus.  Olymel confirms covid has affected additional workers at the facility since late January. The Union estimates that about 80% of the plant's employees are now afraid to go to work following one worker's death in the latest outbreak. In October, at least 60 employees at its pork plant in Quebec were confirmed to have COVID-19 infections. @ is the online community for North American beef, pork and poultry processors.

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