Tesla is expected to reopen its Fremont plant sooner than expected as California announces easier quarantine rules, according to the website. Tesla and its employees are hoping for an earlier return to work as California Gov. Gavin Newsom announces the next phase of the state’s reopening.
He tweeted: ‘Based on the progress we have made so far, we will move on to the second phase from this Friday. Some low-risk areas of low-risk communication can reopen after improved adaptation initiatives. This includes some retail, manufacturing/logistics.
The plan remains vague and its final implementation will depend on the decisions of the local county government. Gavin Newsom also posted a list of areas for commercial reboots on Twitter:
Locations where a conditional restart can be granted include:
Clothing stores, florists, bookstores, sporting goods stores
Locations that cannot be restarted include:
Office (continue to work by phone)
For now, it may only be possible for manufacturers offering some of these businesses to open, possibly excluding Tesla, which happens to be the state’s largest manufacturing employer. However, the governor’s mention that “production/logistics” will resume on Friday gives Tesla hope of resuming production at its Fremont plant by the end of the month.