Yoakum meatpacking plant Eddy Packing Co. has confirmed a “higher than normal percentage” of its employees are not working because of COVID-19.

“This absenteeism is primarily due to an increased number of positive test results, suspected cases, or a desire to follow our new attendance guidelines,” company CEO Jim Reed said in a statement Wednesday.

Morgan O'Hanlon is the business and agriculture reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6328, mohanlon@vicad.com or on Twitter @mcohanlon.

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Morgan covers business for the Victoria Advocate. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas and received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

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