Daily coronavirus testing ‘likely’ coming to Ford plants, CEO Jim Hackett says

The partial reopening of the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus outbreak includes automaker Ford (F), which on Monday began operation of factories with new safety measures like socially distanced workstations and temperature screenings.

But a forthcoming protection may prove most important: testing.

Jim Hackett, the president and CEO of Ford, told Yahoo Finance that the company will “likely” conduct daily coronavirus testing of employees at its auto factories when the technology becomes available.

“Testing right now isn’t reliable enough that we would test people every day,” Hackett says. “But we believe that will be coming soon — and that’s likely to be in the protocols.”

To reopen plants, Ford stocked facilities with disinfectant and protective equipment, and it plans to institute daily and weekly cleanings, as well as daily COVID-19 surveys that require workers to confirm the absence of symptoms before gaining entry to a factory, according to a guidebook 

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Reopening meat plants amid coronavirus a ‘huge step backwards’: Iowa mayor

One government official is calling the decision to reopen meat plants a “huge step backwards” as nearly all coronavirus cases in his area are tied to the local Tyson meat plant.

Meat producers and officials have sounded the alarm after President Trump signed an executive order last week ordering meat plants to open, citing the Defense Production Act and classifying meat plants as “essential infrastructure.”

“To force meatpacking plants or essential businesses to open when they’ve made the responsible move and deemed their facilities maybe a public health risk… I think that’s a huge step backwards,” said Waterloo, Iowa, Mayor Quentin Hart. 

“Pro-business needs to be pro-workforce. And to be pro-workforce means that we have to be pro-public health as well,” he told Yahoo Finance.

Tyson’s Waterloo plant is the company’s largest.

According to the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union, roughly 20 people working in meatpacking and

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Oscar Mayer deli meat still flowing freely from Kraft Heinz plants during coronavirus pandemic: CEO

The Oscar Mayer deli meat is still flowing freely out of Kraft Heinz’s enormous distribution centers even as it takes greater precautions to ensure the safety of workers during the height of the coronavirus outbreak.

Kraft Heinz operates 80 food manufacturing plants around the world, 40 of which are in the United States.

“We have all our plants operating at this moment, actually not only in the United States but in the world,” Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio told Yahoo Finance in an interview. “The vast majority in the U.S. are working three shifts. We have very tough procedures on sanitation and hygiene and procedures on social distancing and checking the temperature of our employees. At any sign of people feeling not very comfortable we send them home. We’ve been working on this. So I think that so far, things are OK, it’s a tough situation and tough environment, but

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