Tyson Workers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska meatpacking plant that was forced to shut down because of a coronavirus among its workers is slowly ramping up its operations, but nearly 800 employees are still on leave after they became infected.

The Tyson Foods beef plant in Dakota City says the company is past the peak of active coronavirus cases among its workforce.

Company officials say they’ve resumed two shifts of operations and the number of employees on leave is decreasing.

Plant officials say 786 of the local workers were infected with the virus as of May 29, but many of them did not show any symptoms. Employees who tested positive were given paid leave.

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