Nokian Tyres plans to reopen its Dayton, Tennessee factory on Monday, May 4, with some employees returning Monday, April 27.
The company says it is launching this phased reopening process after closely monitoring local and federal guidelines, and in light of recent actions taken by the State of Tennessee to begin reopening the state’s economy. This marks the conclusion of a shutdown that began Friday, March 27.
The company says it will continue taking aggressive steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the factory. Measures include:
- Making every entrant onto factory property subject to temperature screening;
- Implementing social distancing policies, including a six-foot distance requirement, rotating lunches, dedicated entrances for each department, and eliminating factory-wide meetings;
- Allowing only business-critical visitors onto the factory site; and
- Increasing the frequency of cleaning throughout the facility.