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Meatpacking Workers Worry About Unsafe Conditions as COVID Cases Spike

Employees at the National Beef plant in Dodge City say they are afraid of being infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)

Thousands of workers at meatpacking plants across the country have been infected with the coronavirus including workers at all four plants in southwest Kansas. President Donald Trump has said the meat plants must stay open, even as coronavirus case numbers tick upward. Corinne Boyer of the Kansas News Service talked with workers in Dodge City about their safety. 

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