Automakers Slowly Reopening Plants
May 15, 2020—Fords, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler plan to open their factories next week, reports Reuters.
The companies plan to reopen North American factories on May 18. This is said to be a test of whether workers can truly return to factories in large numbers without a jump in COVID-19 infections.
Executives at Ford and GM have said the companies do not have any cases of COVID-19 transmission in factories since adopting new safety protocols, like wearing facemasks, separating workers on assembly lines, frequently cleaning work areas, monitoring employees' temperatures, and reporting any symptoms before entering a plant.