Coronavirus Updates: 70 food plant workers test positive including 61 without symptoms

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Coronavirus Updates: 70 food plant workers test positive including 61 without symptoms
Coronavirus Updates: 70 food plant workers test positive including 61 without symptoms

Seventy workers at a Vancouver, Washington, food plant have tested positive for the coronavirus, including 61 employees who do not have any symptoms, said Josh Hinerfeld, CEO of Firestone Pacific Foods, according to ABC Portland affiliate KATU.

After the first employee tested positive last week, the company has worked to test all employees, and about 20 still remain to be tested, KATU reported.

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It’s not clear how the outbreak started, KATU said. Hinerfeld said he will work with the local health department before deciding when to reopen.

– Boston Marathon canceled

The 2020 Boston Marathon — which had been rescheduled for Sept. 14 — has now been canceled, and will instead be held as “a virtual event,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday.

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This is the first time the race has been canceled its 124-year history, The New York Times reported.

“All participants who were originally registered for the April 20, 2020 event will be offered a full refund of their entry fee associated with the race and will have the opportunity to participate in the virtual alternative to the 124th Boston Marathon, which can be run any time between September 7–14,” said Tom Grilk, C.E.O. of the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.). “The B.A.A. will also offer a series of virtual events and activities throughout September’s Marathon Week in an effort to bring the Boston Marathon experience to the constituencies that the organization serves here in Boston, across the United States, and around the world.”

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