ST. PAUL, Minnesota – 3M headquarters issued a statement Friday there will be some suspended operations at the Brookings plant, due to the impact of the coronavirus.

“As a result of COVID-19’s impact on market demand for certain products related to non-critical healthcare services, we have temporarily suspended select operations at our 3M Brookings site. We have implemented a COVID-19 Temporary Layoff Standard to help provide pay and benefits during this time,” according to the statement.

“We are grateful for the work our people are doing to support public health and critical needs during the outbreak, and we will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation,” according to the statement.

No other details regarding the suspended operations were provided.

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