Ford Motor Co. said it expects the process of reopening its plants and offices to take several months, with some salaried employees continuing to work from home until at least late June or early July.
When vehicle production will resume remains unclear, but officials on Thursday described a long list of changes that workers will find.
They won’t have access to cafeterias or fitness centers during breaks. They’ll don goggles, carry hand sanitizer and sport Ford-made face masks for the entirety of their shifts.
They’ll stand 6 feet apart, where possible, and their movements around the factory will be reorganized to avoid bottlenecks. Before they enter the building, they’ll have to complete health certifications and be subject a no-touch temperature check.
“The workplace will be much different than it was even two months ago,” Kiersten Robinson, Ford’s chief human resources officer, said on a conference call with reporters.
Ford executives said that, whenever U.S. plants resume…