FORD, GM AND FIAT TEMPORARILY STOP PRODUCTION DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler are halting production at all North American plants through March 30, these companies confirmed today.  

The three companies along with the United Auto Worker (UAW) announced Sunday they were forming a Coronavirus Task Force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse employees for all three companies.

UAW President Rory Gamble called the temporary shutdown “prudent,” giving leaders time to review the best practices to prevent the spread of the virus.

Ford temporarily closed earlier today at their Michigan Assembly Plant after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.  The company is instructing those who had direct contact with employee to self-quarantine and seek medical attention.  All other plants will close after Thursday.
GM said its plants will be closing “in a cadence, with each facility receiving specific instructions from manufacturing leadership.”

Fiat Chrysler said it will cease operations at its plants “progressively from today through the end of March.”

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