Ford pauses Claycomo production after employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 4:32 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 17:32:48-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A positive COVID-19 case has paused some production at Ford Motor Company’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo.

The automaker made the announcement Tuesday on the company website, saying it has paused production on the Transit side until the facility can be cleaned.

“The safety of our workforce is our top priority,” Ford said in a statement. “Working closely with the UAW and external experts in infectious disease and epidemiology, we have developed safety standards to protect our workforce. In this instance, our protocol calls for us to deep clean and disinfect the employees’ work area, equipment, team area and the path that the employee took while at the plant today.

Ford is also notifying employees who have been in close contact with the infected employee and asked them to self-quarantine for the next two weeks.

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