Jennie-O Turkey employees at flagship plant in Willmar, Minnesota diagnosed with COVID-19

April 23, 2020

WILLMAR, MINN. – The Jennie-O Turkey Store is confirming that two employees at its flagship plant in Willmar have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

President Steve Lykken says several people who had contact with infected workers were sent home to self-quarantine. He says there has been no disruption to the workforce or supply chain and affected employees will receive 100-percent pay and benefits while away from work.

Lykken also said the company will be transparent about any possible closures related to COVID-19.

He adds that people who come into the plants now have their temperatures taken.