Our response to Coronavirus (COVID 19)

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Team Member Safety

At Tyson, our top priority is the health and safety of our team members, their families and our communities. We take this responsibility very seriously and are doing everything we can.?We put in place a host of protective steps at all of our plants that meet or exceed CDC and OSHA guidance for preventing COVID-19 including:

  • Wellness health screening of team members each time they arrive at our facilities, checking for symptoms and taking temperatures.?
  • Supplying and requiring protective facial coverings to every team member. ?
  • The use of face shields for team members where workstation barriers cannot physically be implemented.?
  • Social distance monitors stationed throughout our facilities during all shifts to help ensure adherence to safety protocols and social distancing.

We gathered an independent panel of experts to discuss workplace safety in the COVID-19 era and created a report of lessons learned.

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Tyson Foods is preparing to fight new waves of the coronavirus as we take comprehensive protective steps, including the strategic testing of workers without symptoms.

We have invested $540 million to transform our U.S. facilities with protective measures, from walk-through temperature?scanners and workstation dividers to social?distance?monitors and always-on?testing, as well as provide additional team member pay and benefits. It is also working with outside health experts, expanding its health services staff, adding a chief medical officer position and also plans to pilot?health?clinics for team members and their families early next year.

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Community Support

Tyson aims to be a strong partner and responsible member of the communities we serve and in which our team members live and work. We’re supporting our plant communities – and the team members who live there – with $13 million in food and community grants.

  • We’ve created a community response fund that will distribute grants and food donations to non-profit organizations working to help people in our U.S. plant communities.?
  • The purpose of the fund is to provide help where it’s needed most.?
  • Our investment includes $2 million in community grants and more than $11 million worth of donated food.?
  • The grant money will be focused on providing emergency response support for things such as rent and utility assistance, food distribution, health care, childcare, small business support and other economic recovery services.?

Since early March 2020, we’ve provided 15 million?pounds of protein, 60 million meals, with a value of approximately?$37 million to food banks, hunger relief agencies and community pantries near our facilities, with more than 10 million of those meals?given directly to our hourly team members?as they continue the inspiring work of keeping our country fed.

Tyson has distributed 300,000 cloth masks to our team members that they, or family members, can use outside our plants. We understand that PPE for daily use can be hard to find in some communities, so this donation is meant to help give peace of mind to our team members and those closest to them.

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Customer Support

As America's largest food company, it's critical?that we ensure product safety and product availability. That's why we're taking additional measures to protect our people, our products and our company. We're committed to our Team Members and ensuring our supply of safe, affordable, high-quality food to our clients and their guests. Further updates are available through the links below.

Farmer and Rancher Support

We are committed to feeding the world, and that begins with the relationships we have with our independent livestock and poultry farmers and ranchers who provide us with high-quality protein.

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