According to data collected by FERN, as of May 13 at 12pm ET, at least 206 meatpacking and processed food plants and 9 farms have confirmed cases of Covid-19, and at least two meatpacking plants and five processed food plants are currently closed. At least 15,525 workers  (14,136 meatpacking workers, 1,017 food processing workers, and 372 farmworkers) have tested positive for Covid-19 and at least 60 workers (55 meatpacking workers and 5 food processing workers) have died. 

Lack of food worker safety will lead to a lack of food security.