Tesla employees test positive for COVID-19: Reports

ST Staff
Wednesday, 10 June 2020

US President Donald Trump, backed Musk's decision last month when he reopened the electric car factory in Fremont. The local authorities in California were initially against the reopening of the company that has about 10,000 employees. 

According to reports, several Tesla workers at Fremont (California) plant, that was forcibly reopened, despite health warnings from the county, were tested corona-positive.

A Washington Post report cited that, "The managers had held meetings with their team to announce that the organization had identified many cases of coronavirus and that the employees involved had been advised to stay home."

The article quoted two workers aware of the situation. One of the workers said that the supervisor reported to a group at the Fremont- based seat assembly facility about the two confirmed cases, the report added.

US President Donald Trump, backed Musk's decision last month when he reopened the electric car factory in Fremont. The local authorities in California were initially against the reopening of the company that has about 10,000 employees. 

Musk has reopened Tesla's factory by defying the stay at home orders and challenged the authorities to arrest him if he has questioned the law.

Under the stay at home order, Tesla was not included as an essential service, but the company resumed its operations a few days after the order was implemented.

Musk tweeted, "Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me."

Later on, Tesla and Alameda County agreed to restart production only if strict social distancing measures were followed.

The worker told the Post that three individuals had been quarantined due to possible contamination, but the people who tested positive did not return to the workplace yet.

Under a six-country order in the San Francisco area, the Tesla California plant was shut on 23rd March, which was extended till May 31. 

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