Wednesday, 09 June 2021 21:52

UAW to Stick With COVID-19 Protocols After Task Force Meeting

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After reviewing reports from health and medical experts, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has agreed to continue most COVID-19 workplace protocols out of an abundance of caution, the UAW announced in a statement June 9.

The UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis will also continue to comply with all state, county and city regulations where they operate facilities and offices.


The COVID-19 Task Force met June 8 and reviewed the reports of medical experts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards to maintain safety and uniformity as the companies continue to work through the pandemic.


For the time being, the wearing of masks and safety glasses, as well as social distancing and hand washing, will continue out of an abundance of caution.


Monitored temperature screening upon facility entry is expected to be phased out, along with other minor adjustments to entry and exit procedures. Workstation cleaning will continue in accordance with CDC guidelines.


Each company will provide additional communication to employees on the protocols and the timing regarding any modifications.


"While the UAW and the companies continue following the protocols that have kept our workplaces safe, we know one of the best ways to fight this virus is by getting vaccinated," the statement said. "The Task Force continues to encourage everyone to roll up their sleeve and get vaccinated against COVID-19 so that we can protect our sisters and brothers and their families."


Source: UAW

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