The Big 3 Detroit automakers – GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – have partnered with United Auto Workers to form a task force to protect workers and limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.
The task force was announced on Sunday.
UAW President Rory Gamble along with executives from the three automakers, a group that includes GM chairman and CEO Mary Barra Ford Board Chairman Bill Ford, Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett and FCA CEO Michael Manley will lead the task force.
Gamble said that "all options related to protection against exposure to the virus are on the table."
The task force will coordinate efforts to prevent the spread of the disease and take a wide range of measures, including improved visitor screening and increased cleaning and disinfection of public areas and touchpoints. Safety protocols are also being developed for people with potential exposure and for people with flu-like symptoms.