Some Amazon Warehouse Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Employees at Amazon fulfillment centers are being affected by coronavirus.
The Washington Post has reported that workers in at least ten Amazon warehouses across the country have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Warehouse workers in two New York facilities along with employees in Jacksonville, FL, Oklahoma City, OK, Brownstown, MI, Katy, TX, Wallingford, CT, Shepherdsville, KY, Moreno Valley, CA, and Joliet, IL have tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the Post, Amazon shut down the facilities for cleaning in some cases, and some workers who were in close contact with infected colleagues were quarantined.
This news comes at a time when the company is rushing to hire 100,000 new employees to keep up with the surge in online shopping.
What is Amazon doing to protect customers like yourself?
In this blog post, Amazon outlined what steps are being taken to focus on the health and safety of its customers.
At the start and end of routes, delivery associates and partners must use disinfectant wipes to clean all frequently touched surfaces in their vehicles and other work equipment. These drivers have also been instructed to refrain from shaking hands or having any other physical contact with customers, and to maintain a minimum one-meter distance from customers at all times.
If drivers feel sick or have a fever, they must be fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before returning to work and they will receive support if they need time off.
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