Marisela Martinez contracted COVID-19 while working as a housekeeper at Mountaire Farms in Siler City, NC.
Marisela Martínez is a housekeeper at the Mountaire Farm poultry processing plant in Siler City and is one of the people featured in a recent story on meat packing plants. Casey Toth / News & Observer

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