Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company's shuttered Buffalo, New York, factory would reopen "as soon as humanly possible" to aid with ventilator production.
Telsa's Giga New York factory suspended activity on Monday to protect employees from the spread of coronavirus.
But in a verified tweet Wednesday, Musk says the factory "will reopen for ventilator production as soon as humanly possible. We will do anything in our power to help the citizens of New York."
CNN has reached out to Tesla for further comment.
Musk previously said that Tesla factories could convert to ventilator production if there was a crisis of supply.
A tough situation: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called the need for ventilators "our single greatest challenge."
New York needs 30,000 ventilators, Cuomo said in a news briefing Wednesday.
The state has 4,000 ventilators in the existing hospital system, the federal government has sent 4,000, and the state has purchased 7,000 others and is "still shopping," Cuomo said.