Since the early days of the new crown, Tesla has said it does n’orsheate to close its plant — and that still appears to be the case, according tomedia. As early as January, when the number of people killed by the virus reached 106, Tesla abandoned its proposal to stop making cars. The death toll later rose to 7,954, and Tesla insisted on continuing production without a clear strategy to protect workers.
In response, local officials in California are assessing whether Tesla can obtain a three-week lockout exemption in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A spokesman for Alameda County, California, where Tesla’s Fremont plant is located, reported that the county is in contact with lawyers and health officials about the decision.
It appears that Musk seemed unmoved by the crisis, telling employees that he did not know if there were any confirmed cases within the company and advising employees to stay at home with a little discomfort or even discomfort. At the same time, 273 cases have been reported in San Francisco Bay Area counties alone.
The California Department of Public Health said guidance would be issued in the coming days and, if necessary, would issue guidance on plant closures.