A Salvadoran immigrant worked at a Fort Morgan slaughterhouse for 24 years. Coronavirus killed him in 10 days.
Juan Marin loved his life on Colorado’s Eastern Plains, where he worked alongside his two adult children. But he feared contracting COVID-19 at his job.
Colorado’s governor says state can still shut meatpacking plants down as union calls for protectionsBy Jesse Paul News Primary category in which blog post is published
Even with beef plants staying open, reduced capacity means Colorado ranchers feel the coronavirus pinchBy Jesse Paul Business Primary category in which blog post is published
Meatpackers welcome Trump’s order that they stay open while others — including Colorado’s governor — question the coronavirus risksBy The Associated Press News Primary category in which blog post is published
The closure will allow for the plant to be cleaned and for staff to be tested for the virus.
Union demands better conditions at Greeley beef plant as coronavirus outbreak worsens, draws White House’s attention
Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence mentioned the outbreak on Friday during their daily briefing on coronavirus with the media.
Health officials investigate beef plant in Greeley after 30-plus employees test positive for coronavirus
On Tuesday, JBS USA CEO Andre Nogeuira told The Greeley Tribune he was confident workers inside the plant were safe from the virus