Amazon Fulfillment Center test positive for COVID-19

Amazon Fulfillment Center test positive for COVID-19

Many workers at Amazon's facilities, however, have not been assuaged by these measures, more than 200 workers staged a strike at a warehouse in Saran in the south of Paris calling for the facility's closure this week. The corporate didn't deal with why the power remained open - or element any further cleansing procedures - however, stated it had suggested any staff who had been in shut contact with the worker to remain dwelling and self-quarantine for 14 days. All Amazon employees diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed into quarantine for coming in close contact with the affected individuals will receive up to two weeks of pay. As a result, Amazon has had to close a building temporarily for disinfecting and cleaning.

A petition was launched by Amazon employees to "demand coronavirus protections" on March 17.

Workers tested positive for the disease at Amazon facilities in Staten Island and Queens, New York; Shepherdsville, Kentucky; Jacksonville, Florida; Katy, Texas; Brownstown, Michigan; Wallingford, Connecticut; and Oklahoma City, The Washington Post and NPR reported, citing various local news reports. The Amazon spokesperson stated that the company is supporting the worker who is recovering from COVID-19. It also announced that it was giving hourly employees that were delivering items and fulfilling order and hiring an additional 100,000 employees. "As the pandemic unfolds, the demand for home-delivery is increasing, leading to near peak-level volume across the network". The company is already alerting visitors to its website of longer delivery times and encouraging customers to choose hasty delivery if their needs are not urgent.

The company says it is following all guidelines from local officials and is taking "extreme measures" to ensure the safety of employees at the site.

The company has also increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing at all sites, including all door handles, stairway handrails, elevator buttons, and touch screens, among others. Delivery drivers received detailed instructions to clean their vehicles and equipment. However, several employees told CNET that the offer is not enough and asked for more paid time off for all hourly workers.

Amazon now has Covid-19 cases across 10 of its warehouses globally and faces growing pressure from unions and workers' rights groups to shut down facilities.



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