Factory Cannot Open – level 3

15-05-2020 07:00

Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, has threatened to pull the company out of California. The reason is that Alameda County, where Tesla has a factory, chose not to allow factories to reopen yet.

California´s stay-at-home order for the coronavirus started in late March, and some parts of the state have been allowed to ease restrictions. However, new official information released on Thursday allowed manufacturing operations to reopen, depending on the judgment of county health officials. Officials decided not to allow reopening in Alameda County, and Musk claimed that Tesla would move to Nevada or Texas because these states are less restrictive than California.

The county said that it had been working with Tesla to make a safety plan. However, the company claims that the county´s health officials have not returned calls or emails.

Difficult words: stay-at-home order (a law that says that you cannot go out from your home until it is safe), judgment (an official legal decision based on careful thought), restrictive (limiting).

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