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.