The United Auto Workers (UAW), General Motors Co., Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) announced today they are forming a COVID-19\/Coronavirus Task Force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse employees at all three companies. UAW President Rory Gamble, GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett and FCA CEO Michael Manley will lead the task force. They will be supported by: \u2022 Terry Dittes, vice president, UAW-GM Department \u2022 Gerald Kariem, vice president, UAW-Ford Department \u2022 Cindy Estrada, vice president, UAW-FCA Department \u2022 The medical staffs, and the manufacturing and labour leadership teams at all three companies \u201cWorkplace health and safety is a priority for us every day, all three companies have been taking steps to keep the COVID-19\/coronavirus out of their facilities and during this national emergency, we will do even more working together,\u201d said Gamble, who convened the leaders of all three companies. \u201cWe are focused on doing the right thing for our people, their families, our communities and the country. All options related to protecting against exposure to the virus are on the table.\u201d In a joint statement, the CEOs of GM, Ford and FCA said, \u201cThis is a fluid and unprecedented situation, and the task force will move quickly to build on the wide-ranging preventive measures we have put in place. We are all coming together to help keep our workforces safe and healthy.\u201d All three companies and the UAW are working to coordinate action to prevent the spread of the COVID-19\/coronavirus, including enhanced visitor screening, increased cleaning and sanitizing of common areas and touchpoints, and implementing safety protocols for people with potential exposure, as well as those who exhibit flu-like symptoms. The joint task force\u2019s areas of focus will include vehicle production plans, additional social distancing, break and cleaning schedules, health and safety education, health screening, food service and any other areas that have the potential to improve protections for employees. As the joint task force identifies enhancements, each company, together with the UAW, will provide regular updates to the workers in their facilities.