Amazon is ending COVID-19 testing in its U.S. warehouses


Amazon has informed employees that it will be the first to stop testing COVID-19 in its U.S. warehouses announced Information. The company confirmed Limit that it will begin testing operations in the United States by July 30th.

While many in the United States are vaccinated – 48 percent of the country is fully vaccinated The New York Times’ information on Monday – change occurs in case numbers across the country are going up. The vast majority of new cases have been found among unvaccinated people.

Amazon informed staff on Monday of its plan to end COVID-19 testing Information. “Free COVID-19 testing is now widely available, and our employees are offered many options, including through healthcare providers and public testing sites,” part of the message says.

The company had embarked on a major testing operation, saying in October that it planned to process 50,000 tests a day on 650 sites by November. And as of May 19, Amazon no longer required masks for fully vaccinated warehouse workers, unless local laws dictate otherwise, by CNBC. Although the company has not required vaccination for warehouse workers, it encourages it by offering bonuses of up to $ 80 for vaccination.

But the employees some stock walked out at the beginning of the pandemic to protest the company’s virus handling on its premises. Sometimes Amazon left the workers in the dark after their colleagues had tested the virus for example. In June, the company also started a COVID-19 test at home $ 39.99 which is available to consumers.

Amazon will continue its employee testing program if local or national public health authority guidelines change, the company says Limit.

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