A Calgary Chicken Plant Has An Outbreak Of 24 COVID-19 Cases But It's Staying Open
"It's a real danger."
Lilydale Chicken Processing Plant has recorded 24 COVID-19 cases in a recent outbreak but, as of now, it's not closing its doors.
A union representing its workers is calling for the temporary closure of the facility following this Calgary chicken plant outbreak so that employees can self-isolate and the facility can be thoroughly cleaned.
It's a real danger and it ought to be closed until we can get a handle on it.
Thomas Hesse, President of United Food and Commercial Workers Union
Hesse added that it's an "old" and "crowded" plant; therefore, he doesn't know which "nooks and crannies" germs may be hiding in.
It's the second time a COVID-19 outbreak has been recorded at this plant.
Narcity has reached out to the plant for comment. We will update this article when we receive a response.