Tesla employee at Giga Nevada tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at Giga Nevada (or Gigafactory 1), Tesla’s lithium-ion battery and electric vehicle subassembly factory near Reno, Nevada has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

According to an internal memo obtained by CNBC, the affected employee was at the factory on March 21 for one hour before feeling ill, and was subsequently sent home.

A source familiar with the matter revealed this was the same day that Tesla implemented body temperature screening measures at the factory.

The infected employee is now in the midst of a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home, as well as employees identified by Tesla’s EHS team as being possibly affected.

Tesla and Elon Musk have tried to help the world in the battle against the rapidly spreading COVID-19. Musk has already sourced and delivered over 1,000 ventilators to the US.

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