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Ford Shuts Down Dearborn Truck Plant After Worker Tests Positive for Coronavirus



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Ford Motor Company shut down its Dearborn Truck Plant on Wednesday afternoon after learning a worker tested positive for coronavirus and released its early shift about 1:30 p.m.

“They sent everybody home,” said a UAW worker who asked not to be named for fear of disciplinary action. “We probably got 800 people there. After lunch, everybody got sent home. They had people start cleaning.”

This is the second plant shutdown in two days at Ford because of UAW employees testing positive for the coronavirus, the first being Chicago Assembly on Tuesday. Dearborn Truck builds the bestselling Ford F-150. Chicago Assembly builds the Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor SUV and Lincoln Aviator.

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