Amazon Orders All US Workers to Masks Up at Work as COVID-19 Delta Variant Circumstances Surge

Amazon.com has ordered all US workers to put on a masks at work no matter their vaccination standing, because the extremely infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps the nation.

Corporations throughout the USA have tightened their defenses in opposition to the virus, after the Delta variant pressured the US public well being company to reverse course and demand on even absolutely vaccinated people carrying masks.

“We’re monitoring the scenario carefully and can proceed to observe native authorities steering and work carefully with main medical healthcare professionals, gathering their recommendation and suggestions as we go ahead to make sure our buildings are optimized for the security of our groups,” an Amazon spokesperson stated in a press release on Friday.

Final month, huge techs together with Alphabet’s Google and Fb requested US workers to get vaccinated to step into places of work, whereas Twitter stated it was shutting its reopened places of work within the nation.

Amazon additionally prolonged its work-from-home dates for US workers until January 3.

Earlier this week, coronavirus instances worldwide surpassed 200 million whereas US instances stood at 35.62 million on Thursday, in keeping with a Reuters tally.

Bloomberg Information first reported Amazon’s change in masking coverage on Friday.

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Updated: August 7, 2021 — 11:47 AM

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