Toyota To Make Face Masks In U.S. To Aid Coronavirus Battle

Yolanda Curtis
March 29, 2020

Toyota is paying its workers during the shutdown. In the past few weeks, we have seen that several automakers have suspended their production for one to two weeks and Toyota is one of them. We will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action in a timely manner.

Toyota's shutdown order applies to all of its manufacturing plants in North America, including plants in Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi, Texas and West Virginia. Whether the resumption of production will result in full-speed operations at all of the Toyota plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico was left unsaid. Their decision to resume production on April 20 comes shortly after Ford said it wants to restart North American production on April 6, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is targeting an April 14 restart.

That employee's last shift at the Cambridge plant was on March 12.

It says that local public health agencies are contacting others who have had contact with the person.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a lot of panic worldwide.

Plant officials sent a statement saying they will resume operations on April 20.

Toyota is extending the shutdown of its plants across North America and it may mean some workers in Georgetown won't get paid for a week.

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