Currently, people who work at or visit U.S. Boeing sites are required to wear face coverings (unless alone in a closed door space or when eating and drinking) and physically distance (where possible) when indoors. This policy applies to all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.
Individuals are encouraged to bring and wear their own face coverings when visiting U.S. Boeing sites. Employees, customers and visitors will be provided face coverings if they don't have one. In the event contractors or suppliers arrive without face coverings at U.S. Boeing sites, Boeing may elect to provide the contractors or suppliers with face coverings and charge the contractor/supplier, but is not obligated to do so.
Those who bring and wear their own face coverings into the workplace should ensure that they meet the following Boeing guidance:
- Safety is paramount. Face coverings should not create safety hazards as you are performing your job.
- Face coverings cannot be left dangling or loose working around mechanized equipment where they may cause an entanglement hazard.
- Security. Please ensure the face covering doesn't conceal your face completely. In order to properly identify individuals entering the facility, security officers may request that the individual temporarily lower their face covering so as to make a proper identification to gain entry to the site.
- Appropriateness. Face coverings must be workplace appropriate. Do not wear any face coverings that may be offensive.
Procedural Masks and Respirators
Boeing has implemented the following policies for procedural masks and respirators:
- Procedural masks must be worn by employees performing work where physical distancing cannot be maintained for extended durations;
- Respirators (filtering facepiece respirators, such as N95s, or half facepiece respirators) are required and made available for specific tasks, including first responders, flight training centers, and for employees who perform deep cleaning in areas where an employee suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 had been working.
Additional requirements may apply at specific sites based on state or local COVID-19 orders.
Individuals are encouraged to continue taking additional steps to self-check their temperature prior to coming to work, stay home if they are feeling ill or are showing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, etc.), and practice good hygiene as recommended by the CDC. We also perform enhanced cleaning of high touch, high traffic areas in the workplace.
We will continue to evaluate the applicable laws and any evolving guidance from the CDC, World Health Organization and other public health authorities regarding appropriate preventative measures.
Does the face coverings policy apply to outdoor areas of a Boeing site?
The face covering requirements when outdoors differ based on whether the individual is fully vaccinated or unvaccinated.
- Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering or physically distance when outdoors.
- Unvaccinated employees individuals must wear a face covering when outdoors unless physically distanced from others.
Will suppliers, contractors, customers and other visitors be asked to bring face coverings when they enter Boeing premises?
Suppliers, contractors, customers and other visitors are encouraged to bring their own face covering when visiting U.S. Boeing sites. Customers and visitors will be offered a face covering at no cost if they don't have one. Contractors and suppliers will not be allowed onto U.S. Boeing sites without a face covering. In the event contractors or suppliers arrive without face coverings at U.S. Boeing sites, Boeing may elect to provide the contractors or suppliers with face coverings and charge the contractor/supplier, but is not obligated to do so.
What happens if a supplier, contractor, customer or visitor refuses to wear a face covering while at a U.S. Boeing site?
The individual should be reminded of the face covering and physical distancing requirements that apply to Boeing employees and all other persons onsite. If the individual still refuses to follow these requirements, they should be instructed to leave the site.