Boeing will temporarily shut its factories in the state of Washington for two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Boeing announced today, a temporary suspension of production operations at its Puget Sound area facilities in light of the state of emergency in Washington state.
Boeing plans to begin reducing production activity today and projects the suspension of such operations to begin on Wednesday, March 25, at sites across the Puget Sound area.
The suspension of production operations will last 14 days, and said “during this time we will be conducting additional deep cleaning activities at impacted sites and establishing rigorous criteria for return to work.”
The announcement comes a day after a worker among 18 confirmed COViD-19 cases at Boeing’s Everett plant died.
Boeing employs more than 70,000 in the Puget Sound region.
Boeing operates two huge commercial aviation production facilities in the Seattle area, one in Everett and another in Renton. Its Everett facility, north of Seattle, is the largest building in the world and produces airplanes like the 787 and 777., and in Renton, south of Seattle, produces the 737 line.