Hundreds of Fiat Chrysler workers returned to work for the early morning shift at the company's truck plant in Warren, Michigan.
It's one of the vehicle assembly plants the major U.S. automakers are re-opening Monday in the U.S. after the lockdown that began in March.
The plants have rolled out safety measures such as monitoring the temperatures of workers, employing face masks and shields, deep-cleaning floors and putting a safe distance between staff.
Restarting the auto plants is critical to ending the cash drain caused by the two-month shutdown.
The auto industry accounts for 6% of U.S. economic activity, and it'll be closely watched to see whether a range of industries can re-open plants in large numbers without risking infections.
Shares of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler climbed more than 7% in early trading Monday.
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