Noem fields calls with Smithfield Foods employees

PIERRE, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem held two calls with Smithfield Foods employees to talk about concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Noem held two calls with employees of the pork plant, one on Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m. CT and the other Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m. CT.

Noem and her office spoke with every employee of the Smithfield Sioux Falls plant. The phone calls took almost two hours to complete.

The questions from the calls included:

  • What an individual should do if they’ve tested positive but have no symptoms
  • When the workers could return to work
  • If they’ve already recovered, can they get the virus a second time
  • What resources are available to them
  • How they can stay up-to-date on information


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