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Test taking success
Salm Partners' coronavirus testing techniques
lead to the creation of CoVigilance
BY K I M B E R L I E C LYM A | kc l y m a @ s o s l a n d.c o m

Photos: CoVigilance

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n early April, as coronavirus (COVID-19)
cases were topping 300,000 in the United
States and over 1 million around the world,
meat processing facilities were starting to
discover cases among employees. As the
number of infected workers continued to rise,
meat processing plants began to shut down to
send sick employees home and test remaining
workers not showing symptoms. Shutdowns
also provided the time needed to conduct
intense sanitation throughout facilities and
implement new safety protocols including
providing personal protective equipment
(PPE), adding workstation dividers where
possible and encouraging social distancing
around the plants.
In early April, Salm Partners, a
co-manufacturer of fully cooked sausage and
hot dogs based in Denmark, Wis., also had its
first case of coronavirus.
Upon learning of the positive case, Salm
Partners immediately initiated its response
protocol. The infected employee was
quarantined, and any potentially exposed
workers were sent home to self-quarantine.
Affected areas and shared spaces were
also thoroughly cleaned. By April 10, 10
employees at the plant (which employs more
than 500 people) had been diagnosed with
the coronavirus.
"We were trying to figure out how to get
a handle on it," said Eric Salm, son of Salm
Partners co-founder Chris Salm. "They had
implemented every imaginable preventive
control that the industry was talking about
and doing at the time - masks and distancing
and partitions and temperature sensors and
symptom checks. We were keeping groups
together to make sure that the mixing between
different people was limited, so we could

do contact tracing and all of that if there
were cases. But that wasn't really stopping
the problem.
"I was talking to the CEO of Salm Partners,
Keith Lindsey, and he said, 'We're doing
everything that we can, but we still feel like
we're flying blind. We need to be able to test to
know what we're dealing with.'"

TEST RESULTS
It was then that a light bulb went off in Eric
Salm's head - testing was the key.
"At that point, we knew that transmission
of the disease, via asymptomatic carriers or
pre-symptomatic carriers, was a real risk. And
if you weren't able to proactively identify those

"Waiting for
symptoms
wasn't going to
work, you had to
proactively test."
- ERIC SALM

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