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Boeing to Consult Health Officials on Production Plans

   By Andrew Tangel 

A Boeing Co. executive said public health officials would determine whether production continues at the plane maker's factories amid the coronavirus outbreak.

An internal Boeing memo Monday, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, said the company had 11 confirmed Covid-19 cases among employees as of Sunday, and 339 employees under quarantine for suspected exposure.

Another 87 employees have been released from quarantine and returned to work, said the memo, written by Boeing human resources chief Heidi Capozzi.

Of the 11 confirmed cases, six of them are employees at Boeing's Everett, Wash., operations, where the company produces widebody aircraft. Production of the narrowbody 737 MAX in Renton, Wash., remains halted amid a prolonged grounding of that jet following two deadly crashes.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 16, 2020 16:21 ET (20:21 GMT)

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