FREMONT – Lincoln Premium Poultry provided an update today to the community on recent cases at their facility. Since reporting to the public one week ago, Lincoln Premium Poultry reported an additional 14 cases of COVID-19 over the past week, which brings the company total to 54 cases. As of today, the company has also registered 90 negative cases among employees, and 29 team members have recovered and returned to work.
“We have mapped the growth curve within our company and can show that we are flattening the curve,” said Kolterman.
Lincoln Premium Poultry has implemented a host of mitigation efforts in their facility, with the guidance of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, including:
- employee & visitor screening, including fever screening at the door
- strict mandatory use of provided masks
- additional cleaning of the facility
- limited visitors to the facility
- food service suspension and dividers on break tables
- additional space between workers where possible
- nightly intense cleaning interventions
Lincoln Premium Poultry has frequently stated the importance of their team members as vital food production employees. “We will continue to do everything we can to support our team members during this time, and will be handing out chicken for them to enjoy with their families this holiday weekend,” said Kolterman. LPP has also provided a $2/hour increase to all hourly workers, which began in March, and are regularly providing chicken to their team members.
“We will continue to have team members tested who show symptoms or who have been directly exposed,” said Kolterman, “and as we continue testing, our total will grow. That being said, we are comfortable with the measured growth and will keep working to keep the curve flat.”