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Every Single Worker Has Covid at One U.S. Farm on Eve of Harvest

  • Outbreak in Tennessee reveals virus spread across U.S. farms
  • Farmhands work at grave risk and harvests are threatened
Workers stand behind plastic screens while harvesting lettuce on a farm in Greenfield, California, on April 27.

Workers stand behind plastic screens while harvesting lettuce on a farm in Greenfield, California, on April 27.

Photographer: Brent Stirton/Getty Images 

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One farm in Tennessee distributed Covid-19 tests to all of its workers after an employee came down with the virus. It turned out that every single one of its roughly 200 employees had been infected.