Amazon worker at Orlando warehouse tests positive for COVID-19

ORLANDO, Fla. — An Amazon worker at an Orlando warehouse has tested positive for COVID-19.

The company confirmed that one of their employees at the warehouse on Boggy Creek Road tested positive for the virus.

Amazon released the following statement:

“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.”

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A spokesperson did not say what the employee did at the warehouse.

He said everyone who works there knows a coworker tested positive for COVID-19, and close contacts of that person will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The spokesperson said any employee diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed into quarantine will receive up to two weeks of pay.

In response to the pandemic, Amazon said it has stepped up cleaning at all of its facilities and has changed how employees work to ensure social distancing.

The company said it will provide masks to all warehouse workers and do temperature checks as they arrive.

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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