Tesla staff in California are exempt from state’s new COVID-19 orders

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Workers at Tesla’s Fremont plant are “important staff” and subsequently exempt from new statewide COVID-19 well being orders, CNBC reported. The California Division of Public Well being says manufacturing is taken into account an “important workforce” — and that applies to Tesla’s manufacturing, too.

California Governor Gavin Newsom introduced new measures equivalent to a “restricted stay-at-home order” to sluggish new coronavirus circumstances within the state. The foundations, which take impact Saturday, prohibit non-essential work and private gatherings between 10PM and 5AM.

The carmaker fought earlier, stricter shelter-in-place orders within the spring. In March, Alameda County officers initially advised the corporate it was not exempt from an order requiring nonessential companies…

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