Tesla Inc. has called off having at least some workers return to its lone U.S. vehicle-assembly plant this week and reverted to a plan to bring them back the day after a local stay-home order is scheduled to expire.
A paint department supervisor told employees Sunday in an email seen by Bloomberg News that there’s no need to come in this week to Tesla’s factory in Fremont, Calif. The company had told some workers in the paint and stamping operations to return April 29, days before San Francisco Bay area health orders are slated to end.
It’s unclear whether select workers in other parts of the plant are still being asked to report back this week. Tesla representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Tesla has about 20,000 employees in the Bay area. Roughly half work at the Fremont factory, while others are spread between the headquarters in Palo Alto, various offices and showrooms throughout the region and several facilities in Lathrop. Before agreeing…