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US Tesla factory workers exempt from California's new virus curfew

01:05  22 november  2020
01:05  22 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The California Department of Public Health has deemed Tesla employees “essential workers ” in the state, and exempted the company from new Covid-19 health orders announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week. The designation means Tesla ’ s U. S . car plant in Fremont, California , can

Workers at Tesla Inc' s California vehicle factory are deemed essential and are not impacted by the state' s latest restrictions to curb a new surge in coronavirus infections, the California health department said on Friday. Tesla and local California officials in March engaged in a heated months-long

Tesla factory workers in California will be exempt from new coronavirus restrictions taking effect Saturday in the state because they are considered essential, after CEO Elon Musk feuded with authorities over an earlier shutdown.

a highway with a mountain in the background: Workers at Tesla's factory in Alameda County in California have been exempted from a new curfew because they are deemed essential © JUSTIN SULLIVAN Workers at Tesla's factory in Alameda County in California have been exempted from a new curfew because they are deemed essential

"The limited stay-at-home order does not apply to employees deemed essential workers -- manufacturing is listed as an essential workforce," said California's Department of Public Health, specifying in particular transport products and equipment.

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Workers at Tesla Inc's California vehicle factory are deemed essential and are not impacted by California ’ s governor on Thursday imposed a curfew on social gatherings and other nonessential During the initial virus outbreak in March, local officials ordered Tesla to halt production and Tesla ’s

The California Department of Public Health considers employees at Tesla ’ s Fremont plant to be "essential workers " and therefore exempt from new statewide COVID-19 health orders. The new "limited stay-at-home order" prohibits non-essential work and personal gatherings between 10PM and

The exemption will allow Tesla's auto assembly plant to avoid a new curfew across much of California while continuing to abide by a health plan already in place.

The 10:00 pm to 5:00 am stay-at-home order, apart from essential activities, will take effect Saturday evening and remain in force through December 21.

Some 94 percent of the population is affected by the curfew, including residents of Alameda, where the electric car manufacturer's plant is located.


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In May, Musk feuded with authorities over the reopening of the California plant and threatened to move his headquarters and future projects to Texas or Nevada.

He at one point announced the restart of production on Twitter and challenged authorities to stop him.

Last month, Tesla said profits in the previous quarter more than doubled as the electric car giant forecast deliveries hitting 500,000 this year.

Covid-19 infections have spiked nationwide in the United States, prompting a number of states to take measures to try to slow its spread.

US case numbers surpassed 12 million on Saturday.

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