Cargill is Shuttering its High River Meat-Packing Plant After it Was Linked to More Than 350 Cases of Coronavirus

CALGARY — The Cargill meat-packing plant in southern Alberta announced Monday it is temporarily shutting down as the result of COVID-19.

The High River facility, which employs about 2,000 workers, has been linked to more than 350 cases of the novel coronavirus.

A company spokesman called it a difficult decision as the plant is considered an essential service.

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