Tesla is not cleared to reopen US factory, local officials say
Kuka robots work on Tesla Model X in the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk wanted to restart production at the company’s U.S. car plant in Fremont, California, on Friday afternoon after weeks of “minimum basic operations” required after Covid-19 health orders. But local authorities now say the company is not cleared to reopen.
Erica Pan, interim health officer for the Alameda County Public Health Department, said on an online town hall meeting on Friday that even though California had relaxed Covid-19 restrictions at the state level, that legally, “If there are local orders, whichever is stricter prevails.”
She added that currently, Alameda County — where the Fremont car factory is based — is “still a little bit stricter,” than the state in its approach to protecting public health …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]