Statement on Changes to COVID-19 Protocols after Meeting of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force
Detroit –Following a meeting on Monday of the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, the Task Force members have determined that masking will be optional at their respective facilities. If a facility is in a high-risk county as identified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Task Force strongly recommends masking. Each company will communicate when these changes go into effect at their locations.
While masks will be optional, they will still be available for those who choose to wear one based on personal preference. The CDC recommends that those who are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease wear a mask or respirator that provides greater protection.
The Task Force will continue to monitor data carefully and make any adjustments necessary to protect the health and safety of employees.
Keeping workplaces safe remains one of the highest priorities of the Task Force members. One of the best ways to fight this virus is by getting vaccinated. The Task Force continues to encourage everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted when eligible, to protect family, friends and communities.