TOPEKA, KAN. – Reser’s Fine Foods said the company will idle a facility that produces baked sides and entrees in Topeka, Kan., after “…learning of positive coronavirus cases” at the plant.

The company said it is fully engaged in slowing the spread of the virus and is working in partnership with the Shawnee County Health Department to conduct testing and contact tracing efforts. Employees will be paid and continue to receive benefits during the temporary closure, the company said.

“When we resume operations, we will continue the supplemental deep cleaning and sanitation measures we added in early March to the regular, thorough procedures at the plant,” Reser’s said. “The wide range of processes and workspace modifications implemented over two months ago to sustain proper social distancing will be maintained, and employees will continue to receive personal protective equipment (PPE) specific to this location's needs.”