Amazon warehouse worker in Queens tests positive for coronavirus
An Amazon warehouse worker in Queens reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, the company said Wednesday.
It’s the first known case among Amazon’s warehouse employees in the US, according to The Atlantic, who broke the news.
“We are supporting the individual who is now in quarantine,” company spokesperson Rena Lunak told the magazine.
“In addition to our enhanced daily deep cleaning, we’ve temporarily closed the Queens delivery station for additional sanitation and have sent associates home with full pay,” said Lunak.
Two Amazon office workers in Seattle had already tested positive for the virus.
The company on March 11 announced that all employees either diagnosed with the coronavirus, or those who self-quarantine from possible exposure, will receive two-weeks pay.