The More You Know … COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide

Ford will soon roll out a return to campus experience that Puts People First, building confidence through protocols that will keep our workforce healthy and safe.

Below is a guide that details the steps all team members will need to know as they return to the workplace. 

Your Health in Mind
Your health is our top priority as we prepare to return to our workplaces. Following guidance from global health experts, we’ve developed several resources including a care kit, training, processes and communications.

What We’ve Done …
To ensure you return to a safe work environment, we’ve implemented the following:

  • Cleaned and disinfected all workstations and accessible office
  • Cleaned and disinfected all common areas – including break and lunch areas, team rooms, entrances, locker rooms, restrooms and more
  • Instituted daily and weekly cleaning protocols. Process coaches to utilize daily checklist in manufacturing locations
  • Established hand sanitizer stations in areaswhere soap and water are not nearby
  • Implemented social distancing actions
  • Developed training content in the form of a COVID-19 playbook, job aids, videos and single-point lessons
  • Designed measures to control the flow of people entering and exiting facilities
  • Designed distancing measures in placement of workstations
  • Designated work entrance, parking area, work area and restrooms established

Self-Certify Survey
If you have symptoms, do not come to work.

All employees will complete a COVID-19 Daily Survey and use the survey confirmation to gain entry into Ford facilities.

If you answer “yes” to any of the survey questions, you should not come to work.

Temperature Scanning
For your safety and the safety of others, upon entering the building, all employees will receive a non-contact temperature scan. If your temperature scan is above normal, you will be asked to visit your personal health care provider before you are allowed to return to work.

Social Distancing
Workstations and office areas continue to be evaluated to ensure six feet of social distancing. In addition to your work areas, social distancing guidelines should be followed in:

  • Break and lunch areas
  • While moving throughout the building
  • During meetings

Personal Protective Equipment
Face Masks
Everyone is required to wear a Ford-provided face mask at all times upon entering the building.

Face Shields
In some instances, face shields may be required to supplement social distancing. Review your workstation’s Operator Instruction Sheet (OIS) to determine if additional personal protective equipment is required.

Closure of Common Areas
Small meeting rooms, on-site fitness centers and physiotherapy areas will be closed until further notice. Other common areas may be closed on a building-by-building basis.

Handwashing/Sanitizing
Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to:

  • Remove germs
  • Avoid getting sick
  • Prevent the spread of germs

CDC recommends washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
In high-traffic areas where employees will not have access to water and soap, hand sanitizer stations have been added.

Breaks and Meals
Cafeterias are closed, but minimarts are open. Microwaves and appliances are available for use.

Employees are required to clean microwave before and after each use. (Use posted cleaning instructions for further directions.)

Workstation & Office Cleaning
In manufacturing areas, workstations will be cleaned daily prior to each shift. A cleaning/disinfectant will be provided. Those areas include:

  • Shared office spaces
  • Production areas
  • Production team rooms

In office buildings, desks will be cleaned weekly provided they are free from clutter. Common areas will be cleaned daily.

Symptoms at Work
If an you experience symptoms at work:

  • Maintain a six-foot distance from others
  • For severe symptoms, follow emergency medical process; otherwise, notify your supervisor or human resources
  • Report to medical if available on-site. Go home, contact your health care provider
  • Report confirmed cases on Coronavirus Reporting site

What You Can Do

To ensure the health and safety of all, we need to start working differently and we must work together. Make the commitment to:

  • Read and understand all communications and training
  • Self-certify your health daily
  • Follow the processes and guidelines for social distancing
  • Participate in cleaning and disinfecting your work areas
  • Practice proper handwashing and sanitizing
  • Cough and sneeze into tissues or your elbow
  • Ask questions and focus on your health and the health of your co-workers
  • If you experience any symptoms, stay home
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