Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived earlier this year, the world as we know it has been very different. Most every auto show has either been cancelled or postponed, and automotive production was shuttered for essentially two months while automakers tried to figure out how to resume safely. Now that production has been back to 100 percent for a few months, it seems like Ford plant tours might also resume soon.
Ford plant tours have understandably not be taking place since the COVID-19 induced production shutdown, but now Ford Authority has learned that The Blue Oval is working on a way to resume hosting the tours safely. The automaker plans on restarting these tours in the near to medium term future, which is good news for fans of the brand.
Among the many Ford plant tour experiences, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour is among the most popular. In addition to catching a glimpse of the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant and watching the Ford F-150 assembly process, visitors can take a stroll through the history of the plant, from its groundbreaking beginnings to today’s high-tech innovations.
Ford’s North American production resumed back on May 18th as the automaker implemented a series of robust safety and care measures to help support a safe and healthy environment for the company’s workforce, including health assessment measures, personal protective equipment, and facility modifications to increase social distancing. In addition, all of these new procedures have been outlined in an employee playbook.
The automaker was careful to slowly ramp up production as it implemented these new policies and procedures, and reached its normal production levels on Monday, June 22nd – two weeks earlier than originally planned. In the months since, only a small handful of workers have tested positive for COVID-19, and there have been no major outbreaks.