Concern About the Spread of COVID-19 at Tyson Fresh Foods, Worker Safety; The Exchange

May 7, 2020

Coming up on The Exchange . . .

We hear the latest on COVID-19 in Siouxland, including concerns over the spread of the coronavirus at meatpacking plants.  Tyson Fresh Foods and Seaboard Triumph plants have both had hundreds of workers test positive for COVID-19.  

Sioux City State Senator Jackie Smith asks for an independent task force to oversee testing and mitigation efforts at Tyson foods in Dakota City.

Latinx rights leader Joe Enriguez Henry is calling for a meat boycott in May to encourage Tyson and other meatpackers to do more to protect workers.

We talk with researcher at the University of Iowa College of Public Health about the advantages of various models that detail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Katelyn Brinkerhoff of the Iowa State University Extension Service gives some advice on creating a garden during the pandemic.

We talk with a Morningside College economist about the outlook for Iowa's workers and businesses as we make our way out of the pandemic.

How FEMA continues to help with testing and much needed PPE as the state continues to try to flatten the line on COVID-19 cases .