The suspension is “critical to protect the public health and safety and minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure for workers engaged in essential activities,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom in signing the executive order.
While an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program has received the most media attention, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan also is an important funding source for companies that have been affected by COVID-19.
The move follows a U.S. campaign to get Mexico to re-open plants, suggesting the supply chain of the North American free trade zone could be permanently affected if Mexican facilities didn’t resume production.
Ford engineers are keeping the critical Mustang Mach-E on schedule by working from home.