CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) — Smithfield Foods will temporarily close its meat processing plants in Cudahy, Wisconsin and Martin City, Missouri because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The plant near Milwaukee will be closed for two weeks while the facility in Missouri is closed indefinitely. The Missouri plant receives raw material from the company’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota facility, which is also closed. Smithfield Foods has reported 518 infections in employees in Sioux Falls and another 126 in people connected to them. Smithfield said a small number of employees at the Wisconsin and Missouri plants have tested positive for COVID-19.

On Wednesday the Department of Health announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be in Sioux Falls to review the outbreak of COVID-19 at Smithfield Foods. The meat processing plant has become one of the largest COVID-19 hotspots in the nation.

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