Gov. Kevin Stitt toured a Guymon meat processing plant last week that was the focus of a COVID-19 outbreak earlier in the year.
Stitt, state health commissioner Lance Frye and state agriculture commissioner Blayne Arthur surveyed the Seaboard facility where about 650 of the plant’s 1,600 employees came down with the virus in May.
The state dispatched a team of agriculture and public health professionals to Guymon to try to contain the outbreak while keeping the plant operating.
Texas County, where Guymon is located, has recorded seven deaths and more than 1,200 COVID-19 cases from a population of about 20,000, according to state data.
Stitt also visited a local elementary school and Oklahoma Panhandle State University in nearby Goodwell, and met with area business owners who have received coronavirus relief funding.