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Workers at Greeley meatpacking plant where 500 were sickened by coronavirus will be vaccinated

By Josh Funk, The Associated Press Meatpacking workers across the country have started receiving coronavirus vaccines and thousands more will have a chance to get their shots this week, offering some peace of mind in an industry that was ravaged by COVID-19 a year ago. “There’s a level of relief to know they are finally […]

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“We’ll never do as much as he did”: Immigrant meatpacker in Greeley who died from coronavirus left legacy of compassion

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America GREELEY — Saul Sanchez came to the U.S. from Mexico hoping to save his youngest daughter’s life. What he found was a new life for his family, a boss who volunteered to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment – and a rural Colorado community he loved. He […]

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JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley accused of negligence after COVID-19 outbreak

GREELEY — Two women who were hired to screen employees after a coronavirus outbreak at a Colorado beef plant say the owners did not take screening protocols seriously and were negligent. The two say in affidavits that JBS USA Holdings provided screening equipment that did not function properly, forced employees to pay for coronavirus tests […]

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A Salvadoran immigrant worked at a Fort Morgan slaughterhouse for 24 years. Coronavirus killed him in 10 days.

FORT MORGAN — On the day coronavirus ended his life, Juan Marin summoned his pride for one last time. Fuerte, his adult children said, using the Spanish word for strong to describe him. They also called him a “party animal.” They called him a hard worker and said he had the calloused hands and tough […]

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Colorado’s governor says state can still shut meatpacking plants down as union calls for protections

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday said he believes Colorado can still shut down meatpacking plants where there are outbreaks of the new coronavirus, even after an order from President Donald Trump mandating that they stay open. “If they need to be closed again, we are confident that we have the tools to be able to […]