It’s been a rough couple of months for Tesla’s production facility in Fremont, California. As the coronavirus outbreak spread in California and elsewhere, local regulations kept the plant closed for nearly three months. A series of scuffles between the electric vehicle maker and local government bodies didn’t help matters, either. But now, Tesla’s Fremont factory returns to work as of today.
A report published by local Bay Area news site Kron 4, announced a recent agreement made between Tesla and Alameda County health officials. As the piece states, “California Governor Gavin Newsom claims Tesla did not get special treatment, saying it was a “spirit of compromise” between Alameda County and Tesla that made the reopening possible.”
The agreement to return to work bodes well for many Tesla employees. A few days ago, Tesla talked about the risk certain employees faced in regards to unemployment benefits. The return to work in Alameda marks a major victory for the company. Of course, Musk and other Tesla management want to reopen in as safe a manner as possible. To do so, they’ve outlined a series of health and safety policies in the face of coronavirus. They even published a comprehensive guide for employees called “Getting Back to Work.”
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