Kirksville bologna factory confirms COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 8:31 AM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 09:31:52-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kraft Heinz confirmed there has been a COVID-19 outbreak at their Kirksville, Missouri, factory.

According to the company, "a handful of Kraft Heinz employees" tested positive for the virus and are in self-quarantine at home. They did not give an exact number of infected employees or what their conditions are.

The facility has increased its sanitation on production lines and are encouraging social distancing within the plant.

Kraft Heinz has also redesigned break rooms and staggered employee breaks and lunch times to allow for more social distancing.

All manufacturing employees are given masks and have their temperatures checked before the enter the facility.

The Kirksville plant has 900 employees that make Oscar Meyer bologna and square ham.

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