California Tesla Car Factory Reopens in Spite of Local COVID
May 12, 2020
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has announced from his Twitter account that
the company has restarted its northern California factory in defiance of
local coronavirus restrictions.
The factory apparently had approval by the state to restart, but not
Alameda County, where the facility is located. In an interview with the
Associated Press, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty called the
move to reopen “disappointing,” saying the health department is still
reviewing the situation.
has complained about California’s COVID-19 restrictions since they went
into effect weeks ago and threatened in recent days to move his plant
out of the state.
The plant in Fremont employs 10,000 workers and had been closed since
March 23 due to orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Early Monday, the parking lot was nearly full at the massive plant and
semis were seen driving off loaded with vehicles that may have been
produced before the shutdown.
Tesla makes all-electric cars and trucks.
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