Deep cleaning measures continue at Henderson County Tyson plant


HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – The Tyson plant in Henderson County remains closed as deep cleaning measures continue this week.

Chad Martin, Group President of Poultry at Tyson, says cleaners are using fog sanitizers to clean handheld units, changing air filters, and going through several steps of their sanitizing process.

The plant near Robards is in the midst of a four-day temporary closure after more than 70 workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

“All of our mitigation strategies and exposure controls that we put in place, specifically for this virus, must be in place. Then in that point in time are we operating, and we’re operating in a state of control for the number of people that we have there, to be able to produce food,” said Martin.

Martin also said Tyson has a deal with a medical company to assess any future needs for workers or the plant itself.

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(This story was originally published on May 1, 2020)

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