Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will reinstate a mask mandate for workers at facilities in Kentucky, two days soon after building a related announcement for workers in Missouri and Florida.

The automaker informed workers the mandate will go into effect Saturday. Ford has two assembly plants in the point out: Kentucky Truck Plant, where by workers build the Super Duty, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator and the Louisville Assembly Plant, where by workers build the Escape and Corsair.

A Ford spokeswoman reiterated a statement issued Tuesday that Ford could make further changes as required based mostly on data. The delta variant of the virus that leads to COVID-19 carries on to unfold in various regions all over the U.S.

Also this 7 days Ford said it will call for U.S. personnel to be thoroughly vaccinated for COVID-19 just before any intercontinental business vacation, based mostly on recommendations by the Facilities for Disease Command and Prevention.