CDC tells South Dakota pork plant how to operate more safely

FILE - This April 8, 2020, file photo, shows the Smithfield pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D. Gov. Kristi Noem on Thursday, April 23, 2020, released a memo from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addressing the Smithfield pork processing plant where over 800 workers contracted the coronavirus, saying she hoped the plant will reopen as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves, File)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended that the operators of a South Dakota meatpacking plant where about 800 workers contracted the coronavirus implement a strict social distancing policy and find ways to overcome language barriers.

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