Cargill is looking at re-opening its meatpacking plant in High River on Monday.

Jon Nash, Cargill’s North America Protein Lead says in partnership with health, regulatory officials and after taking actions suggested by the local union, we have made the decision to reopen our facility in High River, following a 14-day idle.

The company says all employees who are eligible to return to work in the harvest department are asked to report to work.

The reopening will see the processing facility running a single shift daily following a two-week temporary shutdown.

The company has been working with Alberta Health Services on a number of safety measures to help prevent the further spread of COVID 19.

Cargill has been connected with one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks with more than 800 of its 2000 employees being infected.

In a statement the company says it has put in place a number of safety protocols from transportation to reassigning lockers, adding additional barriers, and increasing sanitation methods.                                                                                                     

The full statement is available on Cargill’s website here.