GM CEO Mary Barra said the company is "hopeful for a strong recovery" but is planning for several scenarios for the future.
General Motors will hold moments of silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds at its plants Friday, Juneteenth, as a sign of solidarity and support for the Black community, according to an internal note.
GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra said the automaker is setting near-, medium- and long-term goals regarding diversity and inclusion that will assist the company moving forward.
The Detroit automaker has worked aggressively to restart its operations, particularly trucks, since restarting production May 18.
Barra said let's stop asking "why" and start asking "what" can be done – "individually and collectively – to drive change … meaningful, deliberate change."
Despite President Trump's "America First" policies, the U.S. auto industry heavily relies on Mexico for parts as well as vehicle production.
Some executives expressed cautious optimism on earnings calls, suggesting that things were starting to look up in April after a drop-off in March.
"An auto company's top priority right now is simple: survive," said auto analyst Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley.
Body temperature checks, face masks and social distancing procedures are expected to become common practice as automakers attempt to reopen factories without increasing the spread of the disease.
Paul Cole, a fourth-generation GM worker, is assisting the automaker's COVID-19 efforts decades after his great-grandfather was part of the "Arsenal of Democracy" during World War II.
General Motors will build 30,000 ventilators for the national stockpile for $489.4 million to assist in the coronavirus pandemic, government officials announced Wednesday.
General Motors is quickly moving to repurpose two U.S. auto parts factories to make health-care supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Donald Trump has ordered General Motors to make ventilators under the Defense Production Act hours after criticizing the company for not acting quickly enough to produce the supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump suggested he would invoke the Defense Production Act to force companies to produce needed equipment like ventilators.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he signed the Defense Production Act to ramp up production of medical supplies to fill shortages.
As of Wednesday, more than 214,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported across the globe, resulting in at least 8,700 deaths.
America's automotive manufacturing will not come to a standstill as the coronavirus spreads throughout the country.
Fiat Chrysler and French automaker PSA Group are ending production at many European plants through March 27 due to the coronavirus.
Domestic and international travel for GM employees effective Friday "requires senior leader approval." The Detroit automaker previously required such approval for international travel.
General Motors' North American vehicle production could be impacted by the coronavirus as early as this month.