Coquitlam poultry plant re-opened following outbreak

The plant has been site of dozens of COVID-19 infections

An employee at the Superior Poultry Processors Ltd. mans the gate Thursday, April 23, with a infrared thermometer in hand. The plant was put on lockdown while a team of health care workers from Fraser Health tested the over 200-person workforce for COVID-19 | Photo: Stefan Labbe, Tri-City News

The Coquitlam poultry plant at the centre of the Tri-Cities largest outbreak has received approval from Fraser Health to re-open after the health authority rescinded its April 24 closure order today. 

“The plant has reopened with measures in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission," said a spokesperson from Fraser Health in a press release Thursday. 

"Fraser Health will continue to work closely with Superior Poultry Processors Ltd. to maintain the health and safety of staff during this pandemic."

More to come.

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