Workers at Tesla's California car factory will be exempted from new quarantine restrictions that will take effect Saturday in the state because they are promoted to "important to the US" jobs after CEO Elon Musk fell out with authorities state due to the previous spring lockdown.
“The Restricted Stay Home Order does not apply to employees deemed to be important workers — manufacturing is listed as the primary workforce,” the California Department of Health said, citing vehicles and equipment in particular. p>
The exemption will allow Tesla's auto assembly plant to avoid a new curfew across much of California while still adhering to its existing health insurance plan.
The stay at home order from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am, in addition to major events, will go into effect in California Saturday night and will remain in effect until December 21st.
About 94 percent of the population is affected by the curfew, including residents of Alameda, where the electric vehicle plant is located.
In May, Musk quarreled with authorities over reopening a California plant and threatened to move its headquarters and future projects to Texas or Nevada.
Tesla said last month that profit for the previous quarter more than doubled as the EV maker predicts its shipments this year will reach 500,000 units.
Covid-19 infection in the United States has skyrocketed across the country, prompting several states to take action to try to slow its spread.
On Saturday, the number of cases of coronavirus in the United States exceeded 12 million.
Over the past week, Elon Musk has grown rich by $ 13.5 billion, this happened against the backdrop of rising Tesla shares. He previously surpassed Mark Zuckerberg in Forbes and Bloomberg ratings. Mask owns 21% of Tesla.