Tesla Fremont factory in 2018. | Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge

Tesla plans to resume “limited operations” at its Fremont car plant on Friday, bringing back about 30 percent of its workforce, according to emails sent to employees Thursday night. Fremont is located in Alameda County, however, which said in a statement that it’s still under lockdown. Bloomberg was first to report on the emails sent from CEO Elon Musk and Tesla HR Boss Valerie Capers Workman.

Although California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Thursday that manufacturing industries can start to reopen in the state, his guidance does not override county-level restrictions, according to CNBC.

That didn’t stop Tesla’s Musk from jumping on the opportunity:

“In light of Governor Newsom’s statement earlier today approving manufacturing in…

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