The Online retail As the virus spreads across the United States, the deadline for returning from the office has been extended to Tuesday for employees who can work from home.
“We continue to prioritize the health of our employees and follow local government guidelines,” an Amazon spokesman told Bloomberg. “Employees working in a role that can be done effectively from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021.”
Amazon did not immediately respond to Fox News’ midnight request for comment.
The Seattle-based company is not the only technology company to extend the work-from-home option to employees.
Earlier this month, Microsoft said This will allow most employees to work remotely for up to half of the weekly working hours. The company plans to move towards a “hybrid workplace” to allow for flexibility once its offices reopen.
Amazon’s action comes about three weeks later Company He said more than 19,000 of its leading U.S. employees, or 1.44% of its total workforce, have tested positive or are considered positive for COVID-19.
“[Amazon] It has invested significant funds and resources to keep those who want to come to the office safe through physical distance, deep cleaning, temperature tests and face masks and hand sanitizers, ”the spokesman said Paper.
The company previously said workers could stay home until early 2021.