Tesla just confirmed to their work team that two employees that are already working from home since two weeks ago tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Tesla communicated Electrek by email: “Since yesterday, two Tesla employees who had been working from home for almost two weeks tested positive for COVID-19. The employees were not symptomatic in the office, and both are quarantined at home recovering well. Their direct coworkers, who were already working from home for nearly two weeks as well, were immediately notified so they can quarantine and watch for symptoms. CDC guidelines for disinfection and sanitation have been followed. In both cases, interactions with the individuals had a low likelihood of transmission based on the minimal staff onsite and social distancing measures we took earlier this month.”
Elon Musk, Tesla´s CEO, said that the New York Gigafactory will reopen as soon as possible to start the production of hospital ventilators needed by the patients who are hospitalized due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Giga New York will reopen for ventilator production as soon as humanly possible. We will do anything in our power to help the citizens of New York.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2020
The company did not provide further details about the beginning of the production or how many ventilators would be produced.