Will COVID-19 Suffocate Amazon?

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Will COVID-19 Suffocate Amazon?

(FinancialHealth.net) – Amazon had to close one of its facilities this week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The closure comes at a time when the company is more in demand than ever. It’s currently looking for 100,000 workers to fill orders. Is the business going to be able to keep up, or will the virus suffocate it?

On March 19, a spokesperson for the company told The Hill that an employee at their Queens, NY warehouse had the virus. The online retailer immediately closed the warehouse and cleaned it deeply. The employees at that location were sent home with pay.

COVID-19 is extremely contagious. According to recent reports, it remains in the air for hours and on surfaces for days. The warehouses usually employ between 100 and 200 workers. If someone at the Amazon factory has the illness, it stands to reason that they exposed some of their colleagues.

People all over the country are holed up in their houses depending on Amazon deliveries. If the virus were to spread throughout warehouses, it would be devastating to families who rely on those deliveries. We can only hope that this retail giant isn’t the next COVID-19 victim.

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