GM is on the verge of cutting its third shift at its mid-size truck assembly plant in Wentzville, Missouri after coronavirus fears have caused employees to stay home.
Missouri reported its third largest daily increase in new cases of the virus and on Saturday, GM sent its plant workers an “urgent” notification informing them of the change to a two-shift operation, according to the Detroit News.
GM spokesman David Barnas said: “We believe in the short term a two-shift operating plan will allow us to operate as efficiently as possible and accommodate team members who are not reporting to work due to concerns about COVID-19 in the local community.”
The area’s local Pandemic Task Force reported a rolling seven-day average of hospital admissions in the area for both suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 24 on Friday, up from 23 on Thursday. It is the highest this number has been since back in May. …