Pick-your-own NC farm closes after positive COVID-19 tests

Driscoll's berry field (Photo: driscollsberry / Instagram)

GREENSBORO, NC (News & Record) — A pick-your-own strawberry farm in North Carolina has temporarily closed after laboratory tests confirmed eight workers tested positive for coronavirus.

Rudd Farm said on its Facebook page that it took preventative measures, including having workers wear gloves and masks and using a drive-through service to maintain social distancing.

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According to the post, one worker said he felt sick and tested positive, and several other workers also tested positive for COVID-19.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported that the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed eight cases linked to on-site housing for farm workers.