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March 24, 2020

Boeing to suspend local production because of virus

  • Operations would be reduced starting tomorrow, and production would be suspended for two weeks.
  • By MARTHA BELLISLE and RACHEL LA CORTE
    Associated Press

    SEATTLE — Boeing will suspend operations at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of coronavirus, idling tens of thousands of aerospace workers, the company said Monday.

    At least 95 people have died from COVID-19 in Washington state, mostly in the Seattle area. Boeing employs about 70,000 people in the region. The company said 32 employees have tested positive for the virus, including 25 in the greater Seattle area.


     
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