Tesla gets local support, to resume full production from next week

Earlier, the electric vehicle and clean energy company had defied a shelter-in-place order and decided to reopen its plant against County orders.


Soon after reopening its car plant on May 11, going against the rules of Alameda County, Tesla Inc. finally received approval from county officials after almost a week. This approval means Tesla now has local support for resumption of full production.

The electric car-manufacturing giant has sent an e-mail to its employees informing them of the receipt of approval from Alameda County’s interim health officer.

In the e-mail, Laurie Shelby, health and safety VP, Tesla, conveys that, following a visit by local authorities, “we have local support to get back to full production at the factory starting the upcoming week.”

Earlier this month, Tesla had revealed that  it was preparing to resume operations with certain modifications in place, and that it had shared the plan with local authorities. The County officials, on their part, had stated that they would be reviewing Tesla’s plan and will be coming to agreement on protocol and a timeline to reopen safely.

The plant is located in Alameda County, which has a regional shelter-in-place order, set to be lifted on May 31, 2020.

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