Greater than 400 employees at a Tesla plant in California examined optimistic for coronavirus between Could and December, based on public well being knowledge printed by a transparency web site.
The info supplies the primary glimpse of virus circumstances at Tesla, whose government director, Elon Musk, had minimized the severity of the pandemic and reopened the plant, in Fremont, Calif. .
Automotive producers throughout the nation have stopped manufacturing and closed the plant for 2 months final yr from mid-March to mid-Could. Following the resumption of manufacturing, different automotive producers introduced publicly when employees had examined optimistic for the virus and stopped manufacturing to forestall additional infections amongst workers and to disinfect work areas.
Nonetheless, Tesla has printed little details about the coronavirus circumstances of the staff.
The info have been obtained from the web site PlainSite, which works to make authorized and governmental paperwork publicly accessible. It confirmed that 440 circumstances have been reported on the Tesla plant, which employs about 10,000 individuals. The variety of circumstances rose to 125 in December from lower than 11 in Could.