Indiana Packers officials announced plans Thursday to begin limited operations May 8. File photo
Indiana Packers officials announced plans Thursday to begin limited operations May 8. File photo
DELPHI — Indiana Packers Corp. is ready to resume operations again.

The pork-producing facility in Delphi announced plans Thursday to begin limited operations May 8.

The company temporarily closed the facility April 24 “out of an abundance of caution” after numerous employees tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” while noting the rise in the number of cases in neighboring counties.

The Carroll County Health Department and Indiana State Department of Health jointly began testing Indiana Packers’ 2,267 workers and contractors April 30-May 1.

Dr. Jordan Dutter, Carroll County’s health officer, toured the plant May 6 and reviewed everything the company had done to ensure the health and safety of its employees.

“I was very impressed with IPC’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus and the company’s dedication to best ensure the health and safety of its team members,” Dutter stated. “Based upon my tour and review of IPC’s mitigation efforts, I believe the measures taken will allow those team members to work safely, as IPC continues to follow CDC guidelines and recommendations.

“Indeed, the decision to reopen has my full support.”
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