CHICAGO (WICS/WRSP) — There is a COVID-19 outbreak at Rose Packing on Chicago's southside that's causing concern amongst employees.
Rose Packing is reporting 21 cases of COVID-19 among its more than 500 employees.
The people who work there say the numbers are much higher.
Now, the employees of the nearly century-old meatpacking business are worried about their health and safety.
Rose Packing says they are using strict protocol to clean the facility every night and handing out personal protective equipment (PPE) to its employees.
"People notice that there are employees missing...ya know? The health department - OSHA - they need to shut down and clean because they deal with meat on a daily basis."
This outbreak is just one of several at food processing plants across the country leading to less production and even plant closures.