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Employees at Monroe cheese plant tested for COVID-19

COVID-19 testing for the coronavirus. File photo.
COVID-19 testing for the coronavirus. File photo.

MONROE (WKOW) -- Employees at Wisconsin Cheese Group were tested for COVID-19 Tuesday after several employees earlier had tested positive.

Monroe Clinic and Green County Public Health teamed up Tuesday on the large-scale testing at the company's Monroe facility.

By the end of the day, 167 employees were tested, according to a news release.

Results are expected back around the end of the week and will be given to the individual employees.

Monroe Clinic employees administered the tests on-site and offered a drive-thru option for employees that were not working at the Monroe location in the afternoon.

“As we navigate through COVID-19 as a community, we appreciate our partners at Green County Public Health reaching out for support with testing. Due to the increased risk of this situation, we were able to prioritize these tests to stop any potential spread of the virus. We are glad we were able to support a local business with this effort,” said Dr. Darren Pipp, Chief Medical Officer at Monroe Clinic in the news release.

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