Perdue held virtual town hall webinars in Georgetown and other areas where it has operations.
Invited were local community leaders including pastors, healthcare professionals, elected officials,civic organizations, and others.
During the meetings, members of the local Perdue human resources teams shared
Perdue also invitedmeeting attendees to share any suggestions for additional safety measures the company could consider.
“The health and safety of our associates is our number one priority. We have a long history of supporting ourassociates and the communities where we work and live, and remain dedicated to doing everything we can tosafeguard them during COVID-19 and beyond,” said Tracy Morris, vice president of human resources at Perdue.
Morris continued, “On these webinars, we wanted to ensure that the local leaders in these communities had a good understandingof the safety measures we’ve put in place, give them the opportunity to ask us questions directly, and know theycan call us if they have an idea that will further bolster our efforts to protect our associates and neighbors. Good
ideas can come from anywhere.”
To date, Perdue hosted webinars for the communities surrounding its facilities in more than 15 locations,including Georgetown. Feedback from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive and supportive of thecompany’s efforts to prioritize the health of its associates and neighbors, a release stated.
A town hall is planned for Perdue’s Milford location. That plant was mentioned on Friday by Gov. John Carney. Carney said that early in the COVID-19 testing process, the plant saw a high number of cases. Later testing showed a sharp reduction in positives.
While the federal government has deemed food industry workers as mission-critical personnel, Perduecontinues to seek additional ways to protect its associates, the release stated.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service continues to inspect all Perdue Farmsproducts.
The State of Delaware has not released information on the number of COVID-19 cases at poultry processing plants.