Mars will also keep its Ballarat manufacturing facility open.
"We have taken a number of steps to protect our Associates working in the factory. Our job is to continue to supply essential services - like our supermarkets," a spokesperson said in a statement.
"Our Ballarat site (and all Mars Australia sites) continues to operate with additional health and safety measures in place. Our office-based teams are now working from home and any visitors to our site is being managed in accordance with our health and safety protocols."
Extra safety measures are in place to ensure food gets on the shelves from the McCain facility in Ballarat.
A tent has been set up at the main entrance gate to check the temperature of every person who enters, a McCain spokesperson confirmed.
This includes delivery drivers contractors, as well as staff and visitors.
The business will continue to operate as normal, with no job losses at this stage.
McCain Foods plant manager Rodney McLaren said in a statement the processing plant will continue to operate as an essential service, "enabling us to fulfil our responsibility to supply food to our fellow Australians".
"We take great pride in working with our growers, our logistics partners and all our employees to continue to provide meals and frozen foods for our retail and food service customers," he said.
'As a food manufacturer, we will continue to exercise stringent hygiene standards and are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19."
The food manufacturing industry is a bright spot for the Ballarat economy following the devastating closure of dozens of businesses, and hundreds of workers being laid off or facing cuts to their hours.
Other industries in Ballarat and across the region are also forging ahead with major projects that promise employment in the future.
Construction at the Mair Street GovHub facility is continuing, as is ongoing work on the Ballarat train station precinct and Ballarat rail line upgrade.
A Regional Development Victoria spokesperson confirmed in a statement that major projects are progressing on schedule.
"Like the rest of the community, workers are encouraged to follow all recommended hygiene precautions and those people who are sick should stay at home," they added.
The massive Golden Plains wind farm could bring hundreds of jobs during construction and at least 70 ongoing jobs to help maintain the planned 200-plus wind turbines in Rokewood, south of Ballarat.
A spokesperson for WestWind, the project's proponent, said in a statement the company is currently working through the process to fulfill the planning permit requirement, a grid application has been lodged, and a tender process is under way for a Balance of Plan head contractor.
"This Balance of Plan contract is a key contract on the project and will provide many employment opportunities for local industry," they said.
"WestWind is committed to work with the Industry Capability Network to provide information sessions on upcoming job and business opportunities."
The spokesperson added another round of community funding will be announced at the beginning of May, and construction may begin early 2021.
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