Fiat Chrysler Automobiles keeps manufacturing plants closed until April 14

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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) ----- Citing the need to take steps to help fight the spread of COVID-19, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces plans to keep all of its plants, headquarters and construction projects closed until April 14.

In a statement, those with the company say:

“FCA continues to take important steps to help flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19, and put the health and safety of our workforce, and the communities where we live and work first.

FCA plants across the U.S. and Canada, as well as headquarters operations and construction projects, are intended to remain closed until April 14, dependent upon the various state stay in place orders and the readiness of each facility to return to production.

The Mopar Parts Distribution Centers, which have been deemed essential to keeping first responders and commercial vehicles on the road, will continue to operate with paid volunteers. The status of production at FCA’s Mexican operations will be subject to a separate announcement.

The Company continues to work collaboratively with the UAW and Unifor to expand upon the extensive program of cleaning and social distancing protocols that already have been implemented across all of our facilities to safeguard our employees.”