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By Tracy Thompson
the Times 

Tyson Fresh Meats in Wallula halts production

Health officials in Walla Walla, Benton and Franklin Counties to work with company to test its 1,400+ employees


April 30, 2020

Tyson Fresh Meats closed its Wallula plant on Friday, April 24 to begin working with the Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) to test all 1,400 employees for the COVID-19 virus. Over 110 workers have tested positive for the virus as of April 24. Nine employees who reside in Walla Walla County are among those who have tested positive.

The Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) obtained test kits from the State of Washington Department of Health (DOH). It will take about three days for test results to come back. Results will be communicated to Tyson employees and will be...

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