General Motors will temporarily lay off a shift of workers at its assembly plant in Wentzville, the Columbia Missourian reports. The plant employs 3,750 hourly workers and about 1,200 workers will be affected by the decision.
There have been at least 23 coronavirus cases at the plant although GM declined to confirm due to employee privacy.
Affected workers who are on the third shift may be able to work on the first or second shift during the layoff period. The layoffs are scheduled to begin July 20 while the company is working on a plan to return to three shifts as soon as possible.