BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh led Tuesday a coalition of 20 attorneys general calling on President Donald Trump to take immediate action to ensure the health and safety of meat and poultry processing plant employees.
This comes after President Trump signed an executive order to keep meat and poultry processing plants open, despite widespread outbreaks of COVID-19 in some of these facilities.READ MORE: National Guard Protecting U.S. Capitol Served 'Raw, Moldy Food,' Some With Metal Shavings, Lawmakers Say
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The attorneys general are now calling for more tests, immediate access to PPE and full-pay for anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 at these plants.
They say without these measures, President Trump’s executive order will prolong the spread of COVID-19.MORE NEWS: March 5 Marks 1 Year Since First COVID Cases Reported In Maryland, Gov. Hogan Declares Friday A Day Of Remembrance