In a news release, Michelin, Nova Scotia’s largest private sector employer said they will begin a phased suspension over the next two weeks.
“Michelin remains focused on the health and well-being of its employees and communities, and the company is developing plans and revising policies to mitigate the financial impacts of this temporary shutdown on its employees,” Michelin said in a news release.
Michelin operates plants outside of New Glasgow in Granton, Bridgewater and Waterville.
“The company will continue to follow closely all guidelines and directions from state, local or provincial governments, with the goal of limiting the spread of the virus and consequences of the pandemic for employees, customers and partners.”
The shut down excludes “vital and critical tires for the country’s economic continuity.”