Rivian, which dubs themselves as “an electric vehicle manufacturer on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever“, has also announced it is shutting down all of its facilities due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The company said Friday that operations at its headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, factory in Norman, Illinois, and its autonomous vehicle branches in San Jose and Irvine, California were all shutting down effectively immediately.
Update: To keep our teams safe and slow the spread of COVID-19, we have shut down all Rivian facilities. We are committed to everyone on our team. Both our salaried and hourly workforce will continue to be paid during this shutdown. Stay safe everyone.
— Rivian (@Rivian) March 20, 2020
Rivian employs over 20,000 workers at all its facilities. According to the company, all salaried and hourly employees will continue to be paid during the shutdown, the length of which is unknown at this point.
Rivian joins many other automakers, including Tesla, that have been forced to halt operations due to the coronavirus. Tesla’s Giga New York, Giga Nevada, and its factory in Fremont will all be shutting down at the end of day today.