FCA said it was temporarily shutting its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant after a worker there tested positive for COVID-19. Ford idled a final assembly building at its Ranger plant in Wayne, Mich., and Hyundai its plant in Alabama for the same reason. VW closed its office in suburban Detroit after an employee there tested positive.
Toyota is stopping output at all of its North American plants on Monday and Tuesday. Honda will suspend production beginning Monday and plans to restart factories on March 31. Nissan is planning a two-week shutdown, according to an internal memo.
Toyota Motor North America altered its headquarters coronavirus plan, opting instead to allow any employee to work from home if they chose. Also, the automaker said it was reducing overtime production and halting Saturday production in its North American assembly plants.