Source:Alexandra Hall, Sasha Khokha, Alex Emslie, Dan Brekke, Beth LaBerge, Suzie Racho, Brendan Willard, Rebecca Hopkins
Affiliation:KQED Public Radio
Date:October 22, 2021; October 23, 2021
In August of 2020, California’s Foster Farms became the site of one of the nation’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks at a meat or poultry plant. KQED’s Central Valley reporter, Alexandra Hall, spent a year and a half talking to spouses and family members of immigrant workers who spent decades at the company’s chicken-processing plants. She found that hundreds of Foster Farms workers tested positive for the virus, 16 people died and at least 20 others were hospitalized.