Health officials confirm 31 positive COVID-19 cases at Philadelphia Macaroni plant in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. — An additional 7 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Philadelphia Macaroni Company plant in Spokane, the Spokane Regional Health District confirmed Saturday. 

The company tested all 70 employees when a person at the plant first tested positive on Monday. Since then, a total of 31 tests have come back positive. 

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Between Friday and Saturday, the health district reported an additional 19 cases in Spokane County. It’s the third day in a row the County has reported a double-digit rise in cases. A spokesperson with the SRHD says the spike is linked to the “contained outbreak” at the plant.   

The Philadelphia Macaroni Company shut down its Spokane plant on Monday. 

In a release, the company said its COVID-19 Response Team is working with the Spokane Department of Health to contact trace and determine what measures need to be taken going forward.

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