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Tyson Foods temperature testing all Wilkesboro employees starting today

After several employees were diagnosed with coronavirus in Wilkes County, Tyson Foods says it will ramp up testing to prevent the spread.

WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — Following multiple positive tests for coronavirus, Tyson Foods began testing all workers at it's Wilkesboro location. 

According to the Wilkes county health department, the county has seen 127 confirmed cases and 1 confirmed death. 

The town of Wilkesboro announced on its website that several Tyson employees tested positive. 

It also announced that Tyson would be taking several measures to prevent the spread. Those include: 

- Taking employee temperatures before the enter

- Supplying face masks 

- Extra sanitizing and deep cleaning. 

According to the release from the city, Tyson foods will also relax its attendance policy and institute social distancing measures. 

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