Amazon reportedly in talks to check warehouse employees for COVID-19
Whether or not or not Amazon will get its means is one other story. Whereas Abbott and Thermo Fisher are keen to work with Amazon, in line with the notes, demand from the US authorities is seemingly taking on all their out there capability. Amazon was nonetheless hopeful that different firms would comply with in its path if testing went forward.
Amazon has declined to remark, whereas Abbott and Thermo Fisher have not addressed the report to date.
If correct, the news means that Amazon is conscious of how necessary it’s to maintain contaminated employees out of its warehouses, whether or not or not current protests influenced its considering. Amazon has more and more change into necessary through the pandemic as a means to buy meals, well being provides and different requirements with out leaving house. Even one an infection at a warehouse (19 warehouses have had incidents to date) might depart people with out very important items for some time if it prompts a brief closure.
On the similar time, this additionally hints that Amazon nonetheless has an extended approach to go earlier than it has an entire protection towards COVID-19. The outbreak has already been current within the US for weeks, and Amazon is just simply implementing face masks and temperature checks. Even when check provides weren’t an element, the pandemic might be at or previous its peak earlier than warehouse workers have assurances that their coworkers are wholesome.