Amazon employee tests positive for the coronavirus, company spokesperson says

Amazon employee tests positive for the coronavirus, company spokesperson says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An Amazon employee in Memphis has tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesperson confirmed one new case at the MEM5 facility.

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“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, said Amazon spokesperson Andre Woodson.

Amazon said that they do not share total numbers of positive COVID-19 cases.

“Our top concern is ensuring the health and safety of our employees, and we expect to invest approximately $4 billion from April to June on COVID-related initiatives to get products to customers and keep employees safe,” said Woodson. “This includes spending more than $800 million in the first half of the year on COVID-19 safety measures, with investments in personal protective equipment, enhanced cleaning of our facilities, less efficient process paths that better allow for effective social distancing, higher wages for hourly teams, and developing our own COVID-19 testing capabilities, etc.”

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