COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities -19 States April 2020
Dyal, J., Grant, M., Broadwater, K., et al. (2020). COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities -19 States, April 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 69(18):557-561.
This report discusses factors associated with 4,913 cases and 20 deaths reported among workers at 115 meat and poultry processing facilities in 19 states. The authors recommend elimination of hazards and exposure sources, use of engineering controls such as installation of physical barriers, enhancement of infection prevention practices such as hand hygiene and frequent cleaning and disinfection, changes to leave policies that incentivize working while ill, use of personal protective equipment, and worker training in relevant languages.