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UAW-Represented Auto Workers Won't Need Masks If Vaccinated

Ford employee works on the front of a new Ford Bronco at an assembly plant. He wears a mask.
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About 150,000 factory workers from three major auto companies have been wearing masks since May of 2020.

Unionized auto workers in the U.S. who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will no longer have to wear face masks at work.

A virus task force with representatives from Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis) and the United Auto Workers union made the decision Monday.

It’s effective July 12.

About 150,000 factory workers from all three companies have been wearing masks, keeping safe distances, cleaning equipment and taking other precautions since factories reopened in May of last year.

Other precautions will remain in place.

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