The Nissan manufacturing plant in Smyrna has decided to shutter it's doors in the wake of the coronavirus. In order to keep the health and safety of their workers, they have planned a shut down of their facility starting Friday and staying closed at least through April 6th.
"We are taking this action to boost containment efforts where possible around the COVID-19 coronavirus," said spokesperson Lloryn Love-Carter. "There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus at any Nissan facility. Areas deemed business-essential will operate with enhanced safety measures."
This is what most car manufacturers in the US (Honda North America, BMW, Ford Motor Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and General Motors) are doing to help halt the spread of the virus. The 7,250 workers will be paid during the time of the shut down. The Smryna Nissan plant is a busy one, producing about 640,000 cars and suv's a year.