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Updated COVID-19 cases in Clarke County include Osceola Foods employee

Clarke County Public Health has released a statement regarding the rise of COVID-19 cases in Clarke County. As of Thursday, May 7 there have been four confirmed cases in Clarke County, two of these cases have recovered.

Two of the four confirmed cases as of May 7 have been Osceola Foods employees.

"Protecting the health and wellbeing of the staff of Osceola Foods and our community is Clarke County Public Health’s highest priority. We are monitoring the situation carefully and working with Osceola Foods in their effort to take the highest precautions to prevent virus spread," said Mackenzie Nelson, RN, BSN and Clarke County Public Health Administrator.

“The KEEP COVID OUT! campaign is a reminder that we share a responsibility to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our work, homes and communities. Our company has put numerous protocols in place in all our locations to ensure the health and well-being of our team members,” said John Hoag, plant manager at Osceola Foods. “With the launch of the KEEP COVID OUT! campaign, we are adding the additional steps to remind people how important all the preventative efforts are once they out in the community or at home.” The vast majority of our production facilities continue to operate with minimal disruption to our supply chain. The company’s team of inspired people is working to ensure a consistent and steady food supply during this crisis.

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