One of western Illinois' largest employers is shutting down after a "small portion" of its 1,700-strong workforce tested positive for COVID-19.
The Monmouth Smithfield Foods plans produces about three percent of the country's fresh pork products. It also makes bacon.
At least two Rock Island County residents and one Warren County resident who worked at the plant tested positive for the virus on April 17. Further cases at the plant haven't been disclosed since then. Warren County has reported 45 positive cases since April 10.