Boeing extends suspension at Puget Sound and Moses Lake sites

By Marjorie Censer / April 6, 2020 at 12:34 PM

Boeing said Sunday it is extending indefinitely its suspension of production operations at all Puget Sound-area and Moses Lake sites.

"These actions are being taken in light of the company's continuing focus on the health and safety of employees, current assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in Washington state, the reliability of the supply chain and additional recommendations from government health authorities," the company said.

Boeing said it will use the time to put in place safety measures, including new visual cues to encourage physical distancing, more frequent cleaning and staggered shift times.

"As the suspension of operations continues, Boeing will monitor government guidance and actions on COVID-19 and associated impact on all company operations," the company said. "Boeing sites that remain open are being monitored and assessed on a daily basis."