Boeing is suspending all 787 operations at its facility in South Carolina indefinitely.
The company said the shutdown will start at the end of second shift on Wednesday and impacts personnel in divisions including emergent operations, interiors and propulsion.
Some employees will be able to continue working remotely; those who cannot work from home will receive paid leave for 10 working days. After 10 days, workers will have to dip into available paid time off benefits or file for emergency state unemployment benefits.
Officials said the 10-day leave is double the normal allotment. Boeing will continue to provide all benefits as usual during the time off.
The company is using the time to conduct enhanced cleaning activities at the site and monitor the global supply chain.
On Sunday, Boeing extended the production shutdown in its Seattle-area facilities. About 30,000 Washington state workers are idle due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
The company did not release the number of employees impacted in the South Carolina shutdown.