Mar 19th, 2020

Topic: Plant Operations during COVID-19


This email is from In-House Council Valerie Capers Workman

Hi Team, 

As I shared yesterday, we have asked only essential employees to report to work at our Bay Area locations, while all others who can are working from home.

Decreasing onsite personnel at our Fremont factory to only essential employees and allowing others to work remotely, is helping create a safer workspace while honoring our government commitment to keep our national critical infrastructure running.

We are continuing discussions with government officials and promise to let you know if anything changes. 

Contrary to news reports, there have been no layoffs!

Those of you who arrive at our Fremont factory tomorrow will see that we are handing out masks to be worn throughout the day, taking temperatures prior to entry, adding more hygiene stations inside the facility, rearranging operations to promote social distancing as much as possible, and increasing cleaning frequency of all work areas. Helpful resources are housed on the EHS page on the Internal site.

Again, if you are not feeling well or are concerned about coming into the office, please contact your manager and stay at home. We respect your decision. All of us in leadership appreciate you. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and commitment to Tesla as together, we work through this unusual time.

Thank you!


Valerie Capers Workman

North America HR+ AU/NZ/JP/KR

Registered In House Counsel