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Monday, 23 November 2020 23:33

California Tells Tesla Employees to Ignore Stay-at-home Order, Declaring Them 'Essential'

Written by Loukia Papadopoulos, Interesting Engineering
California Tells Tesla Employees to Ignore Stay-at-home Order, Declaring Them 'Essential' Andrei Stanescu/iStock

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Nov. 19, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stay-at-home order due to the pandemic meant to be effective starting Nov. 21.

“The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge. We are sounding the alarm,” said Newsom. “It is crucial that we act to decrease transmission and slow hospitalizations before the death count surges. We’ve done it before and we must do it again.”

 

However, it has been revealed that Tesla employees are considered essential and can ignore this order, according to CNBC. The new instructions came from the California Department of Public Health.

 

"The Limited Stay at Home Order does not apply to these employees as they are deemed essential workers---manufacturing is listed as an essential workforce. You can find more here,” the department wrote to CNBC inquiry, including a link to a list of essential workers by sector.

 

“The Critical Manufacturing Sector identifies several industries to serve as the core of the sector including Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Products. While operating, this sector must follow industry guidance for manufacturing.”

 

The essential workers list included employees from the health sector, emergency services, food and agriculture, energy, water and wastewater, transportation and logistics...


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