Volkswagen of America will close its Chattanooga manufacturing facility on Monday for deep cleansing as a precautionary measure from the spreading coronavirus.
In a information to Automotive News, the automaker mentioned the shutdown will “permit plant employees time to make preparations for little one care in the course of the two-week university closure there. This will be paid out time off.
“We will also consider this time to increase the presently improved sanitary and deep-cleansing steps carried out at our facility.”
The manufacturing facility, which employs about 3,800 men and women, will reopen Tuesday.
The Chattanooga complex is VW’s sole U.S. generation facility. It builds the Atlas crossover and Passat sedan, and generation of the ID4 electric powered automobile is scheduled to start out there in 2022.