120 workers test positive for COVID-19 in outbreak on Ontario farm
NORFOLK COUNTY, Ont. -- The mayor of Norfolk County says 120 workers at a local farm have tested positive for COVID-19.
Kristal Chopp says in a statement that seven of the workers have been admitted to hospital.
The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit said over the weekend that 85 migrant workers were affected and the Mexican government liaison had been notified.
The health unit says it is working with the farm, Scotlynn Group, and its clinical staff are developing a plan to evaluate and monitor symptomatic workers.
The company says in a statement that it has executed an isolation plan to stop the spread of the virus.
It also says with a large number workers not available, it is looking for additional help with an asparagus harvest.
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