Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be resuming operations on May 18th after the UAW clear the production restart. The automakers plants have been closed since March 18th to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

FCA plans to reopen most of its US and Canadian production plants on May 18th though its facility in Belvidere, Illinois, will remain closed until June 1st. "FCA remains focused on implementing robust protocols that will make our employees feel confident that all precautions have been taken to ensure our facilities are safe, secure and disinfected when production resumes," a FCA spokesperson told Roadshow. Plants in Mexico will remain closed and the automaker said it would provide an update on its Mexico operations in the near future.

The automaker also underscored that it's developed its restart plan with guidance from the United Auto Workers, Canadian union Unifor and local governments. Numerous states started lifting stay-at-home orders this week to allow for a phased approach to reopening state economies.

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