Tesla safety boss tries to calm factory workers, some are concerned about lax coronavirus precautions
Tesla’s safety leader Laurie Shelby sent an e-mail to employees who work at its Fremont, California, vehicle assembly plant on Thursday to assuage their concerns about Covid-19 risks there. However, some employees say that despite Shelby’s email, they remain worried about infections and lax safety precautions in Fremont.
In the internal communication, which was previously reported by The San Francisco Chronicle, Shelby wrote:
“Since we restarted operations, we have had zero COVID-19 workplace transmissions. COVID-19 exposure has occurred outside the workplace primarily through family members or housemates, and in most instances, the employee followed safety protocol, informed their manager and stayed home or went to get tested.”
The email did not explain how Tesla arrived at these conclusions, or who may have conducted testing and contact tracing to determine when and where Tesla employees were infected. Tesla and Shelby did not immediately return requests for comment.
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[Source: CNBC News]