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EXCLUSIVE: Big Covid-19 Outbreak At Ideal Snacks Could Be Approaching 100 Cases

LIBERTY - Two sources have told The SullivanTimes that there are between 50 and 100 positive cases of Covid-19 connected to Ideal Snacks in Liberty, now owned by Frito-Lay.

One of the sources said that once employees are inside the production area of the facility, many employees were regularly removing or lowering their masks during September and October, according to an employee who did not want to be identified. The employee added that the workforce has dwindled considerably in recent weeks.

The protocol at the facility, one source said, is that employees are mandated to wear masks upon entry and temperatures are taken by security personnel.

The New York State Department of Health reportedly inspected the facility about two weeks ago. That was confirmed by a Sullivan County government employee, who also confirmed that the number of cases could be closer to 100 than 50.

The SullivanTimes has started reaching out to Frito-Lay, the New York State Health Department and Sullivan County Public Health Services for comment.

Editor's Note: If you work at Ideal Snacks and have information about Covid-19 there, please message editor Rich Klein confidentially through this page or email DEVELOPING


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