Covid concerns prompt work stoppages at Detroit-area auto plants

June 28, 2020, 10:49 AM

Employees at two Fiat-Chrysler plants in metro Detroit have stopped working twice in the past three days over fears they'll contract coronavirus. One tipster told the Detroit Free Press they were worried the automaker wasn't adequately enforcing some safety protocols.

Production was paused Saturday at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, and Thursday and Friday at the Jefferson North Assembly in Detroit. Each plant had sent a worker for Covid-19 testing. The Jefferson North employee came back negative.

In a statement to the Freep, the automaker defended its safety measures, writing, "all of our social distancing and personal protection equipment protocols have been in full use."

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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