Ford Dearborn Truck Plant shut down after employee tests positive for COVID-19; will resume tonight

Posted at 3:05 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 15:08:55-04

(WXYZ) — An employee at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to work this week, the company told 7 Action News.

According to Ford, when they found out, they started notifying people who were in close contacted with the infected person and asked them to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Ford said they are deep cleaning and disinfecting the work area, equipment, team area and the path the worker took, and they expect to resume production on Wednesday night.

According to the company, they know the employee didn't contract COVID-19 at work due to incubation time.

On Monday, auto workers in metro Detroit began returning to work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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