Our response to Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Team member receiving the coronavirus vaccine

Our team members are essential.
So is their health and safety.

At Tyson, our top priority is the health and safety of our team members, their families and our communities. Since the spring of 2020, we have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a series of measures designed to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

  • We're requiring team members at U.S. office locations to be fully vaccinated by October 1, 2021. All other team members are required to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021, subject to ongoing discussions with locations represented by unions. Read OUR CEO's MEMO for more information.
  • We’ve transformed our U.S. facilities with protective measures including walk-through TEMPERATURE SCANNERS and wellness screenings, workstation dividers and face shields, SOCIAL DISTANCE MONITORS and ALWAYS-ON TESTING.
  • We have expanded our health services staff, adding A CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER and over 200 nurses and administrative support staff, and we plan to PILOT HEALTH CLINICS for team members and their families.
  • We are offering free, on-site vaccinations to team members; providing expert resources and education on the vaccine in multiple languages; and COMPENSATING WORKERS for up to four hours of regular pay if they are vaccinated outside of their normal shift or through an external source.


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Tyson Foods is preparing to fight new waves of the coronavirus as we take comprehensive protective steps, including the strategic testing of workers without symptoms.

We have invested $540 million to transform our U.S. facilities with protective measures, from walk-through temperature scanners and workstation dividers to social distance monitors and always-on testing, as well as provide additional team member pay and benefits. It is also working with outside health experts, expanding its health services staff, adding a chief medical officer position and also plans to pilot health clinics for team members and their families early next year.

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Community Support

Tyson aims to be a strong partner and responsible member of the communities we serve and in which our team members live and work. We’re supporting our plant communities – and the team members who live there – with $13 million in food and community grants.

  • We’ve created a community response fund that will distribute grants and food donations to non-profit organizations working to help people in our U.S. plant communities. 
  • The purpose of the fund is to provide help where it’s needed most. 
  • Our investment includes $2 million in community grants and more than $11 million worth of donated food. 
  • The grant money will be focused on providing emergency response support for things such as rent and utility assistance, food distribution, health care, childcare, small business support and other economic recovery services. 

Since early March 2020, we’ve provided 15 million pounds of protein, 60 million meals, with a value of approximately $37 million to food banks, hunger relief agencies and community pantries near our facilities, with more than 10 million of those meals given directly to our hourly team members as they continue the inspiring work of keeping our country fed.

Tyson has distributed 300,000 cloth masks to our team members that they, or family members, can use outside our plants. We understand that PPE for daily use can be hard to find in some communities, so this donation is meant to help give peace of mind to our team members and those closest to them.

Food on shelves

Customer Support

As America's largest food company, it's critical that we ensure product safety and product availability. That's why we're taking additional measures to protect our people, our products and our company. We're committed to our Team Members and ensuring our supply of safe, affordable, high-quality food to our clients and their guests. Further updates are available through the links below.

Farmer and Rancher Support

We are committed to feeding the world, and that begins with the relationships we have with our independent livestock and poultry farmers and ranchers who provide us with high-quality protein.

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