CORONAVIRUS

Clinton ADM plant sees coronavirus outbreak

Some workers told to stay home

An ADM spokeswoman says operations at uts Clinton plant are continuing but with staffing changes.
An ADM spokeswoman says operations at uts Clinton plant are continuing but with staffing changes.

CLINTON — Some workers at a large corn processing plant in Eastern Iowa have been told to stay home after four of their colleagues have tested positive for coronavirus.

Archer Daniels Midland spokeswoman Jackie Anderson said Wednesday that operations at the plant in Clinton are continuing but with staffing changes.

The company said that the four workers who have tested positive are in quarantine and recovering at home.

In addition, ADM said that it has asked all colleagues who worked “in close proximity” to the infected individuals to self-quarantine at home.

Anderson would not say how many workers currently are at home due to their exposure.

“We are following (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines around social distancing, hygiene and temperature-screening protocols to protect our employees at work, and we are taking other precautionary measures including deep cleaning at the facility to avoid additional spread,” Anderson said.

That plant, which employs about 800 people, still has enough employees to operate, she said.

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