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Ford, GM Prepare To Do On-Site Virus Checks

Some autoworkers are returning to plants, where companies are putting procedures in place to try to halt the spread of illness. Any hourly or salaried General Motors employee who shows symptoms of the coronavirus at work will get a rapid process test. An employee would get paid during a 14-day quarantine ordered by a doctor. Ford has secured contracts with health systems in four major metro areas for its hourly and salaried workers if swabbing and COVID-19 testing are needed to screen for the virus. A rapid response testing process for Ford workers with symptoms will be ready in southeast Michigan; Louisville, Kentucky; Kansas City, Missouri; and Chicago. The company plans to expand testing to other areas.



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