COVID-19 outbreak hits Pacific Seafood again

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Tough year for one of the USA’s largest seafood companies.

KCBY writes that a workplace outbreak of COVID-19 at Bandon Pacific Seafood in Coos Bay, Oregon, will appear on the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly report. The site is a primary processor of numerous species of West Coast groundfish, shrimp, crab and salmon.

According to the state, workplace outbreaks are only made public if a workplace has at least 30 employees, and 5 or more test positive for COVID-19 as part of the outbreak.

There are currently at least 5 known cases connected to the outbreak to date.

In June, 124 workers at Pacific Seafood’s Newport operation tested positive for COVID-19. It had to temporarily suspend operations and provide testing for 376 workers at its five Newport facilities.