9 meals packing services within the metropolis of Vernon have reported coronavirus outbreaks amongst their workers, and the biggest outbreak is at a Farmer John meat packing plant.
The plant is operated by Smithfield Meals, identified for manufacturing the well-known Dodger Canine.
At that facility, 153 workers, out of a complete 1800, examined constructive for COVID-19 from March to Could. Of those that examined constructive, 41 have returned to work.
NBCLA reached out to Smithfield Meals and the corporate pointed to its web site, the place a video exhibits all the measures the corporate has taken to forestall the unfold of COVID-19, together with temperature checks, private protecting gear and free testing to all workers.
Eight different services in Vernon have had COVID-19 outbreaks:
- Vie De France Yamazaki Inc
- Cal Farms Meat Firm
- Takaokaya USA Inc
- F. Gavina & Sons Inc
- Golden West Buying and selling
- Overhill Farms
- Rose and Shore
The services embody meals producers, espresso roasters, bakeries and they’re all inside a mile radius of one another.
The Los Angeles Public Well being Division says it’s carefully monitoring these outbreaks and can conduct contact tracing and assessment the plans put in place by these services.