At least 1,294 Smithfield workers contracted coronavirus, and four employees died from the virus in the spring of 2020.
Many rural counties had 50% of students unable to access remote learning last spring due to interruptions caused by COVID-19.
Public health experts have said on numerous occasions that there is no evidence of workplace transmission occurring at the Manitoba plant.
Suit alleges Smithfield breached a PSA with the pork producer, failed to pay a fair price for hogs as well as purchase output required by the agreement.
Demand is questionable until we get a solution to coronavirus that allows the full re-opening of U.S. restaurants.
Alliance participants will develop information on recognizing coronavirus transmission risks and best practices for preventing transmission.
$208K awarded to help with supply chain disruptions.