In Grayson County, at least 220 workers at Tyson’s Food Plant have tested positive for COVID-19, and one employee has died from the virus.
There were 1,602 workers tested for COVID-19, and of those, 220 tested positive for the virus. Though many of the workers at the Tyson’s Foods Plant live in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Southern Oklahoma, Grayson County Judge Bill Magers says quite a few of infected workers live near the Sherman plant. Two people in Grayson County have died from the Coronavirus.
Magers says workers who test positive have to stay in quarantine for at least 14 days. As of Thursday, he says 49 Tyson workers in Grayson County can go back to work. Magers says Tyson is Grayson County’s No. 1 industrial employer. He says the plant is still open and needs to be because people have to eat and work.