Late Monday, Boeing announced that an employee at the Everett widebody jet plant tested positive for coronavirus. The employee is now in quarantine and receiving treatment, according to company officials.
As a precaution, they’ve asked all coworkers of the employee who were in close contact to remain home to self-quarantine and self-monitor. The company said they have conducted a thorough cleaning of the work areas and common spaces.
Boeing also said that it’s “asked employees in the Puget Sound region who are able to perform work offsite to telecommute from home.”
This news comes on the one-year anniversary of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 301, which killed all 157 people on board. The March 10, 2019 crash caused Boeing to ground the 737 MAX as the crash came five months after a Lion Air crash in Indonesia killed 189 people in a plane of the same model.
Boeing stock was trading up 1.59% at the time of post.
Source: Equities News