It's reported 700 staff – 58 per cent – have been confirmed as positive, further sparking fears of a meat crisis in the US.
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The news comes as authorities last week confirmed nearly 900 workers had the virus at a Tyson Foods plant in Indiana.
Tyson Foods said in a statement: "We have and expect to continue to face slowdowns and temporary idling of production facilities from team member shortages or choices we make to ensure operational safety".
It comes after John Tyson, board chairman of Tyson Foods warned the food supply chain is breaking, meanwhile a Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, closed in April after two workers died and 783 others tested positive for the virus and Wendy's, Costco and Krogers limited their supply of beef.
Fast-food lovers were outraged when they spotted only chicken items available on some Wendy's menus, and Grocery warehouse Costco said on Monday it would limit customers to just three packages of meat per shopper.
Kroger supermarkets posted an alert on its website saying there is limited inventory ‘due to high demand’.
Similarly, McDonald's Canada said in a statement they would begin to source meat from company-approved suppliers outside Canada.
More than 20 meatpacking plants have closed temporarily after pressure from local authorities — including two of the nation’s largest, one in Iowa and one in South Dakota.
Donald Trump last week issued an executive order for meat processing plants across the country to stay open after growing concerns about the nation’s food supply.
And November candidate front-runner for the Dems, Joe Biden said: "They designate them as essential workers and then treat them as disposable," Biden said of the meatpackers."
The mass shutdowns in the industry are creating fear that Americans will start to see meat shortages at the grocery store.
Farmers face nowhere to sell their meat and have had to start culling animals en-masse.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, along with both U.S. senators from a state that provides a third of the nation’s pork, sent a letter to the Trump administration back in April pleading for financial help and assistance with culling animals and properly disposing of their carcasses.
“There are 700,000 pigs across the nation that cannot be processed each week and must be humanely euthanized,” said the April 27 letter.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said last month it is establishing a National Incident Coordination Center to help farmers find markets for their livestock, or euthanize and dispose of animals if necessary.
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