Salem Amazon warehouse employee tests positive for coronavirus

It is unclear what role the employee filled at the warehouse.

Posted: Mar 29, 2020 2:34 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2020 1:19 PM

SALEM, Ore.-- An Amazon employee working at a Salem warehouse has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a company spokesperson.

The company said employees who had contact with the person who tested positive are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days with pay. All employees at the warehouse have been made aware of the confirmed case.

In a statement, the company said: "We are supporting the individual who is recovering. We are following guidelines from health officials and medical experts, and are taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of employees at our site."

It is unclear what role the employee filled at the warehouse.

According to the company, employees who test positive for COVID-19 or are placed into quarantine receive up to two weeks of pay. They are taking preventative measures such as increased cleaning and implementing social distancing practices.

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