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Thursday briefing: Breezy today, Davenport levee break remembered, and COVID-19 outbreak at Joslin Tyson plant
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Thursday briefing: Breezy today, Davenport levee break remembered, and COVID-19 outbreak at Joslin Tyson plant

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Today's sunny skies comes with a catch — plenty of wind. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service on this final day of April.

Today will be sunny and breezy with a high near 66 degrees and a low around 43 degrees. Northwest winds between 15 to 20 mph will gust as high as 30 mph.

Friday will see increasing clouds with a high near 69 degrees and a low around 53 degrees.

Then comes a nice warm up on Saturday when high temps will be in the upper 70s and overnight lows of around 55 degrees.

Sunday brings a 40% chance of rain. Skies will be mostly sunny with a high near 71 degrees and a low around 49 degrees.

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Coronavirus at Tyson plant in Joslin confirmed; 2 workers have died, 92 have the virus

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The Tyson Foods Inc. plant near Joslin, Ill.

There is a coronavirus outbreak at the Tyson plant in Joslin, Nita Ludwig, Rock Island County Health Department, administrator confirmed Wednesday at the daily health briefing by the Scott and Rock Island county health departments.

There have been 92 positive cases for COVID-19 and two deaths in Rock Island County attributed to the Tyson Plant, Ludwig said.

Tyson has put up plastic glass barriers between workers and has staggered shifts and lunch schedules to reduce the number of employees congregating together, Ludwig said. A team from the health department visited the plant earlier this month. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is responsible for inspecting all meatpacking plants for food safety and operations. Read more.

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