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Scott's Strawberry & Tomato Farm closes after employees test positive for COVID-19

Brian Prechtel / USDA / MGN
Brian Prechtel / USDA / MGN(KALB)
Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 11:15 AM EDT
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Scott's Strawberry & Tomato Farms in Unicoi County announced 38 of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Employees said they are working with the Tennessee Department of Health to sanitize and clean the entire operation.

Scott's Farms said it hopes to re-open by the upcoming weekend.

Employees want potential customers to be reminded that COVID-19 can't be passed along through food.

As a result of the employees who tested positive for COVID-19, the town of Unicoi canceled its opening of the town's Farmers Market Community Yard Sale on Tuesday.

The town said a new opening date will be announced later but is not expected to be within the next three weeks.

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