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NOEM SAYS HELPING SMITHFIELD EMPLOYEES IS A PRIORITY

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says helping the employees and family members of the Sioux Falls Smithfield foods plant remains a priority for her.

The plant was closed this week after around 300 employees who work at the plant were diagnosed with COVID-19.

Noem says state health officials are now trying to contain the spread of the virus by finding people the employees had contact with outside of the plant:

OC………out to that person. :15

Noem has rejected two requests from Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken:

OC…..choose to do. :21

The other involves sequestering those infected with the virus in an isolation camp:

OC…………isolation at home. ;25

Noem says the city also has the right to make that decision if they want to.

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