Tesla reportedly had 450 cases of coronavirus at its California plant after reopening last May
After it reopened in defiance of well being division orders last May, Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California noticed 450 cases of COVID-19 by means of December 2020, new data from authorized web site PlainSite exhibits (through The Washington Publish).
Last March public well being officers in Alameda County, the place the Fremont plant is positioned, restricted all however “important” companies from remaining open as coronavirus cases surged throughout the nation. Tesla fought the order however ultimately shut down the plant on March twenty third. However just a few days later, Tesla restarted manufacturing at the Fremont plant, despite the fact that it was in violation of the general public well being order. Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated on Twitter at the time that he deliberate to be on the manufacturing facility flooring with Fremont staff and taunted native officers to arrest him.
Tesla’s reopening plan was later permitted, despite the fact that it was already open in defiance of the March orders. Musk, a vocal critic of last 12 months’s coronavirus shelter-in-place orders, threatened to maneuver the Fremont manufacturing facility out of California. Tesla filed a lawsuit towards Alameda County over the shutdown order on May ninth of last 12 months, however dropped the go well with lower than two weeks later.
The Publish stories that the paperwork obtained by PlainSite present Tesla had round a dozen stories of COVID-19 cases in May 2020 and the numbers continued to rise by means of December, a month that noticed 125 new cases of the virus at the plant. Tesla employs about 10,000 individuals at the Fremont facility.
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