Amazon Reduces COVID-19 Isolation And Paid Leave

Share post:

Amazon on Friday announced that workers who tested positive for COVID-19 will be allowed to isolate for only a week rather than 10 days.

In a message sent to staff, Amazon wrote: “Do not come to work if you are sick. Additional leave options are available for individuals who remain symptomatic beyond one week.”

Amazon said that the new instruction comes into effect immediately. Workers who tested positive will also get paid leave of up to 40 hours. The paid leave corresponds to the shorter isolation period.

The decision from Amazon was announced following updated U.S. health guidance.

On Tuesday, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supported recent guidance that those who have the virus can end their isolation within five days.

Walmart also announced that workers who are isolating or tested positive for COVID-19 will receive one week of paid leave.

For more information, read the original story in Reuters.

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

Apple reduces forecasts for Vision Pro as demand cools in key US market

In an unexpected shift, Apple has drastically reduced its shipment forecasts for the upcoming Vision Pro, indicating a...

FTC says Microsoft’s layoffs at Activision Blizzard may threaten merger approval

The FTC has expressed dissatisfaction with Microsoft's layoffs at Activision Blizzard, challenging the integrity of the Microsoft-Activision deal....

Delaware court voids Musks $56 billion dollar compensation

Tesla's stock experienced a notable downturn following a Delaware court's decision to void CEO Elon Musk's massive $56...

IT World Canada strikes partnership with Canadian Cybersecurity Network

Goal is to make it easier for infosec pros to access each organization

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways