Alameda County starts to back down in fight over Tesla Fremont factory
Tesla resumed manufacturing activities on Monday in Fremont, California, in defiance of public health officials in Alameda County, where the plant is located. On Tuesday morning, Tesla picked up a high-profile endorsement for its reopening plan:
California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2020
In reality, the state of California had already given the green light for companies like Tesla to resume operations. It was health officials in Alameda County that were seeking a delay of at least an additional week to allow time to review Tesla’s worker safety plans.
But those officials signaled late on Tuesday that they were ready to come to terms with the electric car maker. In a series of tweets, they said they had reviewed Tesla’s reopening plans and “held productive discussions today with Tesla’s representatives about their safety and prevention plans.