Guess Where LA County’s Most Workplace C-19 Cases Are Located? Elon Musk’s SpaceX

  • At least 132 employees at the SpaceX rocket factory near L.A. have tested positive for COVID-19, making it the largest countywide workplace outbreak tracked by local health officials.
  • According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Elon Musk-led company currently accounts for nearly 30% of all workplace COVID-19 cases in the county.
  • Musk railed against the initial lockdowns calling them “fascist,” then defied county orders to halt production, saying: “If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.”

Vanessa Romo from NPR writes:

“At least 132 employees at the SpaceX rocket factory near Los Angeles have tested positive for COVID-19, making it the site of the largest recent countywide workplace outbreak tracked by local health officials.

According to a report released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday, the Elon Musk-led company currently accounts for nearly 30% of workplace COVID-19 cases in the county. The list includes 37 companies who have three or more confirmed cases each, with a total of 452 cases.

The SpaceX corporate headquarters in Hawthorne employs nearly 6,000 people.

The outbreak comes amid a new round of rising infections in California and across the country that have been fueled by the spread of the omicron variant.

This is the second time one of Musk’s companies has been at the center of a large COVID-19 workplace infection story. Musk is the CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla.

In March, The Washington Post reported approximately 450 of roughly 10,000 workers at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., factory tested positive for COVID-19 over seven months in the early days of the pandemic. About 125 of those cases were reported in December 2020…”

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