Amazon says 1.44 percent of Amazon’s frontline employees, or 19,816 workers, have tested positive or are “considered positive for Govt-19.” The blog post was released on Thursday. The company claims to employ 1,372,000 front-line employees on both Amazon and Whole Foods.
The blog marks for the first time how many of Amazon’s workers have signed up for COVID-19, and comes after months of demands for increased transparency. Workers, Governments, And Amazon Investors. Amazon warehouse workers are also said to be present Work within themselves To try to determine how many of their peers are affected by the disease. The revelation follows comments from Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of global operations In May, Who said, “The total number of cases is not particularly effective.” 60 minutes Interview.
Amazon points out that its 19,816 cases are less than the 33,952 it has seen compared to its total staff ratio, compared to a general population ratio announced by Johns Hopkins University. But even if it paints Amazon in a positive light, at least 10 employees have died from the disease, NBC News Confirmed with Amazon in an article Released yesterday. The company did not discuss those deaths in today’s blog post.
Amazon is conducting thousands of COVID-19 tests a day, with the goal of having 50,000 tests a day on 650 sites by November. The company claims to have distributed over 100 million masks, installed temperature tests and introduced “advanced cleaning practices” on its sites.
However, workers at a warehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana said On the edge Cleaning is random and the site is too congested for the appropriate social distance In May. Three more warehouse workers sued the company In June, Says working conditions increase the risk of COVID-19 infection.