Cleaver wants FEMA involved in reopening plants
A Missouri Congressman wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency involved in the reopening of meat plants.
Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City has called on FEMA to provide a plan that ensures meat plant workers can operate safely.
While Kansas City and St. Louis have seen the highest number of total cases, Cleaver says Saline County has the highest per capita rate of infection in Missouri.
Both Conagra and Cargill have meat processing plants in that county in Marshall, Missouri. Both have confirmed COVId-19 cases among workers.
He says meat plants need sufficient personal protective equipment and protocols to reduce risks for workers and rural communities where they live.