Aerospace giant Boeing announced Monday it is temporarily suspending operations at its Puget Sound-area facilities for at least 14 days over the coronavirus outbreak.

Boeing said in a statement it is winding down production starting Monday and hopes to have all operations in the area halted by Wednesday. The company said it will continue to assess the government guidance and the COVID-19 situation while it suspends operations for two weeks.

“This necessary step protects our employees and the communities where they work and live,” Boeing President Dave Calhoun said in a statement.

“We continue to work closely with public

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