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Another Cargill Plant in Calgary Dealing With COVID-19 Outbreak

The union that represents workers at the Cargill processing plant in northeast Calgary is hopeful a handful of positive COVID cases there won't mean the plant will have to shut down.
 
Unlike the outbreak south of the city in High River earlier this year, the union isn't asking for the plant to close, saying the company learned some valuable lessons from the outbreak in April. That's when dozens of workers became infected and at least 2 died. The High River plant shut down for two weeks and later, the province admitted it could have done a better job containing the spread.
 
In Calgary, just five of the roughly 400 workers are affected. The last confirmed case at the plant, according to the company was back on August 10th. AHS and Occupational Health and Safety have visited the plant and are testing the employees according to Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw.  
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