Boeing suspends Seattle-area production in response to coronavirus pandemic

Mar 23 2020, 11:59 am

With several Boeing employees testing positive for COVID-19 and the state of emergency in Washington state, Boeing has announced a temporary suspension of production areas at its Puget Sound area facilities.

The temporary suspension will affect those working in the main Everett facility where Boeing produces several types of aircraft as well as satellites, launch systems, and more.

The suspensions are planned to begin on Wednesday, March 25, and will last two weeks as Boring continues to monitor government guidance — those who cannot work remotely in this time period will receive paid leave for the 10 working days of the suspension.

“We continue to work closely with public health officials, and we’re in contact with our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders who are affected by this temporary suspension,” said Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun, in a press release on Monday.

“We regret the difficulty this will cause them, as well as our employees, but it’s vital to maintain health and safety for all those who support our products and services, and to assist in the national effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.”