The CDC published a report, on May 1, 2020, that found that, among approximately 130,000 workers at 115 meat and poultry processing facilities, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was diagnosed in 4,913 (approximately 3 percent) workers and 20 deaths occurred. Factors potentially affecting risk for infection include difficulties with workplace physical distancing and hygiene and crowded living and transportation conditions. Improving physical distancing, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, and medical leave policies, as well as providing educational materials in languages spoken by workers might help reduce COVID-19 in these settings and help preserve the function of this critical infrastructure industry. Click title to access the full article.
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