Amazon Warehouse Employee in NYC Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- An Amazon warehouse worker in Queens has tested positive for the coronavirus, the company confirmed Wednesday.

According to The Atlantic, this is the first known case among Amazon’s warehouse employees in the nation.

“We are supporting the individual who is now in quarantine,” Rena Lunak , a company spokesperson told the magazine.

Lunak adds, “In addition to our enhanced daily deep cleaning, we’ve temporarily closed the Queens delivery station for additional sanitation and have sent associates home with full pay.” 
Two Amazon office workers in Seattle had already tested positive for the virus.

On March 11, Amazon announced that all employees either diagnosed with the coronavirus, or those who self-quarantine from possible exposure, will receive two-weeks pay.