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Ford Reinstates Mask Mandate at Facilities in Missouri, Florida

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WATCH: CDC’s Rochelle Walensky says fully vaccinated people should go back to wearing masks indoors in places where coronavirus infections are soaring.(Source: Bloomberg)

Ford Motor Co. is reinstating mask requirements for some workers to slow an aggressive new strain of the coronavirus, telling employees Tuesday that it’s mandating face coverings at facilities in Missouri and Florida.

The company also is ordering U.S. employees planning international business travel to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford said in an emailed statement. The move comes after General Motors Co. reinstated a mask mandate at a Missouri factory last week and as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reverted to tighter mask guidelines.