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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 03:40 AM

Demkota Beef Reports First Coronavirus Cases; Shall We Try Something Different from the Smithfield

Demkota Beef Reports First Coronavirus Cases; Shall We Try Something Different from the Smithfield Non-Response


South Dakota state epidemiologist Josh Clayton confirmed that one of Brown County’s two new cases of coronavirus has happened at the Demkota Ranch beef plant on the south edge of Aberdeen:

When asked by the American News about a positive case at DemKota, South Dakota State Epidemiologist Josh Clayton said there is one case under investigation that involves an employee at DemKota.

“As we do with all the facilities we conduct an assessment of work close contacts as well as community close contacts of all positive cases making special recommendations to that plant to reduce the potential for transmission,” Clayton said [Kelda J.L. Pharris, “Health Officials Confirm One Positive Case at Demkota,” Aberdeen American News, 2020.04.17].

One week ago, Aberdeen mayor Travis Schaunaman assured the public that Demkota was doing everything it could to keep its employees and the public safe:

“Like most of you I’ve kept a close eye on the Smithfield outbreak in Sioux Falls and want to be sure that something like that doesn’t happen here,” said Aberdeen Mayor Travis Schaunaman in a video he posted to Facebook. He spoke Friday while standing outside the DemKota plant south of town.

“I’ve worked with Adam (Bode) in the operations management department at the beef plant to ensure they’ve done everything possible to prevent the flow of the virus into their plant and the spread if it arrives,” Schaunaman said

Bode reiterated earlier statements the plant had made about following World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, stating that was a minimum baseline that plant is using in his response to an email from the American News [Kelda J.L. Pharris, “Demkota Announces Safety Protocols After Sioux Falls Plant Outbreak, Closure,” Aberdeen American News, 2020.04.13].

Everything possible, it appears, other than shutting the plant down and sending workers home for the rest of the month.

Read more: http://dakotafreepress.com/2020/04/17/demkota-beef-reports-first-coronavirus-cases-shall-we-try-something-different-from-the-smithfield-non-response/

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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:42 AM

1. Pretty soon those almost meat burgers are going to sound good.

between the chicken plants, the bacon and ham plants. Farmers are dumping milk and eggs. I can buy jumbo eggs cheaper than regular ones.

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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:25 AM

2. I already started meat rationing. I had a two month supply and decided to make it three.

I will try and replace what I use on my bi-weekly supply run and I won't be too picky. It may come down to getting what is available.

I don't have a big freezer but what I do have is jammed. I was on a diet anyway and am close to my goal. I went back to mostly carb breakfasts and will only have minimal meat portions twice a day.

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