Published On: Fri, Mar 20th, 2020

Workers sent home after Amazon room worker tests certain for COVID-19

It was, it seems, usually a matter of time before something like this happened. As we remarkable in yesterday’s FreshDirect story, not everybody has a ability of being means to preserve in place during a widespread of COVID-19. In fact, a some-more of us who stay put, a some-more aria we’re going to put on workers who play a purpose in removing products and reserve to a door. 

Amazon currently reliable that an worker in a Queens, NY accomplishment core has tested certain for a novel coronavirus. The association texted employees during a trickery about a box yesterday. The text, performed by The Atlantic reads, “We’re essay to let we know that a certain box of a coronavirus (COVID-19) was found during a trickery today.”

It might be a initial of a kind in a facility, though it roughly positively won’t be a last. Even as companies inspire workers to stay home during a initial pointer of illness for both their advantage and that of customers, many will no doubt come to work. And afterwards there’s a matter of those who are mostly asymptomatic. 

We’ve reached out to Amazon to joining on a incident. The association remarkable in a content that workers during a DBK1 trickery were sent home, while a classification trickery was disinfected. Amazon has denied reports that, while dayshift workers were sent home, those on a night change were still approaching to come in.

In annoy of a company’s large footprint, Amazon has been forced to extent certain shipments, including non-essentials by a Fulfillment by Amazon program, along with a proxy pausing of shipments from Prime Pantry.

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