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JBS plans to reopen Green Bay facility Tuesday

Posted at 2:51 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 10:57:51-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- JBS plans to reopen its Green Bay facility on Tuesday.

The beef production facility was closed late last month after health officials identified a cluster of coronavirus cases at the plant.

A representative with the company said the plan is to reopen harvest operations with reduced staff Tuesday, and harvest and fabricate on Wednesday.

"We expect operations to normalize over time as absenteeism rates decline in response to the preventive measures in place at the facility and as team members clear any necessary quarantine protocols," stated Cameron Bruett, the company's head of corporate affairs.

All employees will be tested before returning to work, the company says.