Boeing to resume 787 operations at South Carolina facility

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced it plans to resume 787 operations at its South Carolina facility (BSC), with most teammates returning to work on May 3 or May 4, the company said.

The return includes all operations that were temporarily suspended on April 8 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BSC has taken extra precautions and instituted comprehensive procedures to prepare the work environment and ensure the health and safety of teammates. These measures include:

-Enhancing cleaning of all buildings, including pressure washing of restrooms and thorough cleaning of break areas, cafeterias, conference rooms and other community spaces.
-Posting of signage throughout the site to help keep enhanced cleanliness top-of-mind.
-Adding new hand sanitization stations across the site.
-Installing visual cues to reinforce physical distancing practices particularly in conference rooms, cafes and other community spaces.
-Encouraging all teammates to bring and wear cloth face coverings. Some teammates will be required to wear procedural masks, which will be provided, in certain areas when working in close proximity.
-Making voluntary temperature screening stations available for teammates on all shifts via no-touch thermal scanners.

Boeing will continue to monitor guidance on COVID-19, evaluate impact on company operations and adjust plans as the situation evolves.