CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WKRN) — Officials of Volkswagen Chattanooga said employees will return to work on May 3, following a six-week suspension of operations due to COVID-19.
We’ve dedicated the past several weeks to implementing stringent health and safety measures. After assessing the current situation, we’ve decided to resume production under clear safety measures and with the health of our employees as our highest priority.Tom du Plessis, president and CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga
Volkswagen will resume its Chattanooga operations in phases, gradually increasing production volume over the course of several weeks.
Volkswagen Chattanooga has put more than 90 new measures into place to limit contact and help ensure safe working spaces. These measures include:
- Providing new personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves
- Implementing temperature checks upon entrance
- Establishing six-foot distancing barricades and floor markings
- Ceasing shuttle transportation
- Increasing disinfection frequency of all contact surfaces
- Such as machinery and door handles
- Replacing plated cafeteria meals with packed lunches
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