A Letter to Our
At Tyson Foods, we are proud of
our team members and the work they
are doing to help feed America.




Their safety is our top priority during
this national crisis. It’s why we’ve
put in place a host of safeguards
and guidelines at all our facilities to
protect our teams. It’s also why we
will not hesitate to idle any plant for
deep cleaning when the need arises.
We understand that we don’t
feed a nation alone. Legislators,
health officials, unions and others
are all working hard as partners
to help keep our communities
safe. To all of these leaders and
organizations – and, most of all, to
our team members – thank you.
Working together, we’re confident
we can help mitigate the spread of
COVID-19 in our communities, help
keep it out of our plants and help
keep the food supply chain intact.
Because if one thing is clear in these
uncertain times, it’s this: the only
way forward is together.

Hector Gonzalez
Sr. Vice President
US Human Resources

What we’re doing
to protect our team
members is significant:
• Implementing stringent safety
measures, including: checking
worker temperatures, screening
for symptoms such as cough and
shortness of breath, and requiring
company-provided facial coverings.
• Implementing social distancing
measures, including: workstation
dividers, barriers in breakrooms
and tents for additional breakroom
space, and social distancing
monitors who will help remind our
team members of best practices.
• Educating team members on the
importance of following CDC
social distancing practices at
home, in transit, or wherever they
may be in their communities.
• Sanitizing our facilities daily
with increased sanitizing for
frequently touched surfaces
such as doors and tables, while
encouraging frequent and
increased hand washing.
• Relaxed our attendance policy
to encourage people to stay
home when they’re sick.
• Waived a five consecutive day
waiting period for short-term
disability benefits so employees
can receive pay while they’re
sick with the flu or COVID-19.
• Increased short-term disability
coverage to 90% of normal
pay until June 30, 2020, for
team members who are unable
to work due to illness.
• Waived the co-pay, co-insurance
and deductible for doctor
visits for COVID-19 testing
and eliminating pre-approval
or preauthorization steps.
• Waived co-pays for the use of
telemedicine and relaxing refill
limits for 30-day prescriptions
of maintenance medication.
• Paying eligible team members a
$500 “thank you” bonus in early
May and an additional $500
“thank you” bonus in early July.

Tyson Foods
2200 W. Don Tyson Parkway, Springdale, Arkansas 72762


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