A ground crew waits for the rear section of a 747 Dreamlifter to close after delivering parts for the 787 Dreamliner at Boeing in Everett on Tuesday afternoon. The Dreamlifter aircraft, whose back end opens for loading and unloading of airplane parts, was created to bring Dreamliner parts from around the world to Everett for final assembly. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
A ground crew waits for the rear section of a 747 Dreamlifter to close on Tuesday after delivering parts for the 787 Dreamliner being assembled at Boeing in Everett. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
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Boeing factory workers cope with the coronavirus threat as layoffs loom

Five weeks after Boeing factory workers returned to work following a pandemic-driven shutdown, the safety measures in place have largely worked and constrained the spread of infection from the coronavirus. However, significant layoffs will be announced this week due to the economic damage from the virus. Updated

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