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Due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered a curfew for certain counties in California. The curfew will affect 41 of the 58 counties in the state and more than 94 percent of the state's population. However, Tesla's work will not be affected by the curfew.
The curfew, which the state calls "limited Stay at Home Order," runs from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am starting Saturday. The restrictions between these hours will be the same as in March. This means that all non-essential work, movement, and gatherings must be stopped in all of the indicated purple districts. The curfew will remain in effect until 5 am on December 21st.
"We're asking that as part of this targeted limited stay at home order that people are home by 10 and stay home until 5 a.m.," said California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly in a briefing Thursday afternoon.
Despite the curfew, some activities may continue in the same manner as before. For example, businesses that operate night shifts remain open, such as Tesla's Fremont factory. All workers on night shifts can continue to go to work. This means that the new measures will not have a negative impact on Tesla's production and delivery planned for Q4 2020.
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