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Chicken plant in California to shut down over virus outbreak

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 28, 2020

A chicken processing plant in central California has been ordered to shut down after it became the site of one of the largest and most severe COVID-19 outbreaks in the state.

The Merced Sun-Star reports Foster Farms Livingston Facility was ordered to shut down on Wednesday.

At least 358 employees have tested positive, and eight employees died due to the coronavirus.

Officials issued a 48-hour stay of the order.

Foster Farms did not immediately answer an email seeking comment.