London, Ont.'s Cargill plant reopens after outbreak closure
Cargill plant in London, Ont. on April 13, 2021. (Daryl Newcombe/CTV London)
LONDON, ONT. -- The Cargill poultry processing plant in east London has resumed operations after it was shut down for two weeks because of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Work got underway again Friday morning with employees filing through the gates once again.
Cargill officials say the plant underwent a deep cleaning while it was idle.
In addition to existing COVID-19 safety measures, the plant has closed its locker rooms, removed microwaves from the cafeteria and taken other additional steps to control COVID-19 spread.
At its peak, more than 100 employees had tested positive for the virus.
To date it is believed to be the second-largest outbreak in the city. The only larger one was at the London Health Sciences Centre.