It was, it seems, only a matter of time before something like this occurred.
Amazon today verified that an employee in its Queens, N.Y. satisfaction center has actually checked favorable for the novel coronavirus. The business texted employees at the center about the case yesterday. The text, gotten by The Atlantic reads, “We’re composing to let you understand that a positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) was discovered at our facility today.”
Even as business encourage employees to stay home at the first sign of sickness for both their benefit and that of customers, many will no doubt come to work.
We’ve reached out to Amazon to comment on the incident. Amazon has actually rejected reports that, while day shift workers were sent home, those on the night shift were still expected to come in.
In spite of the business’s massive footprint, Amazon has been required to limit specific shipments, consisting of non-essentials through its Fulfillment by Amazon program, in addition to the short-lived pausing of deliveries from Prime Pantry.