Thread regarding Dean Foods Co. layoffs

Covid testing in plants?

Don’t you think DFA should test workers in our plants? A lot of people are not symptomatic and we could be bringing the virus home. Will they test?

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Post ID: @OP+14OCmCEw

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I was tested at the plant...the guy had both hands on my shoulders and it didn't feel right.

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Post ID: @1man+14OCmCEw

Unless they're testing every employee every day there's not much point to it. You could be tested negative at 8 AM today and be infected at 6PM tonight.

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Post ID: @1dis+14OCmCEw

Strict rules. I have to run 3 fluid fillers alone and then the other filler ops got moved to 2nd and 3rd shift doing same thing to keep social distance.

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Post ID: @xty+14OCmCEw

Well, Covid is causing work hours reductions in my plants and school route men have been cut too.

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Post ID: @pfj+14OCmCEw

Not relevant to this board but availability of tests varies greatly from state-to-state. We're still at the point where DFA or any other company that operates in multiple states could say that they plan to test everyone but not be able to do it because a particular state might not allow it. Testing is more readily available in my state than it was just a couple of weeks ago but it's still restricted to healthcare workers, people with known or a high risk to exposure, and people exhibiting symptoms. If you're symptom free and haven't been exposed to someone who has it and not a healthcare worker, you're still not able to get a test here. So at least here the only way right now that DFA could test everyone would be if there was an outbreak at the plant.

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Post ID: @wvh+14OCmCEw

I don't think your question is relevant to this discussion board. This site is about layoffs, not health issues. That being said, the break room in my plant is always filthy dirty, and they won't give us any supplies to wipe down tables when people take their lunches, so you are forced to eat lunch at a dirty table.

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