Mayor says help coming as cases climb near Texas meat plants - FOX34 Lubbock

Mayor says help coming as cases climb near Texas meat plants

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(AP) - A Texas mayor says federal help is on the way following a surge in coronavirus cases that’s hitting a key region of the nation’s beef supply.

Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson says she expects a “strike force” to arrive Monday in the Texas Panhandle. That’s where infections are climbing and state officials have linked more than 240 cases of COVID-19 to a local meat plant operated by JBS USA. Outbreaks have hit meat plants across the county. President Donald Trump has ordered them to remain ope

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