Chase DiFeliciantonio

Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Tesla to Slash Workers Showing Up at Fremont Plant By Three-Quarters

The view from outside the Tesla plant in Fremont, Calif., in early 2016. The view from outside the Tesla plant in Fremont, Calif., in early 2016. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)

Tesla, the Bay Area’s largest manufacturer, has greatly reduced the number of workers coming to its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant, though it’s not clear if the cutbacks put it in full compliance with health orders Alameda County and five other Bay Area counties imposed Monday to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Chase DiFeliciantonio | San Francisco Chronicle
March 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Tesla’s Fremont Factory Forced to Shut Down Under Shelter-in-Place Order

An aerial view of Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant in October 2019. An aerial view of Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant in October 2019. (Sam Hall/Bloomberg News)

After some confusion, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department in California said March 17 the car plant was not “essential,” and like most other businesses must shut down under the county’s shelter-in-place order that took effect March 17.

Chase DiFeliciantonio | San Francisco Chronicle
March 18, 2020