At least 10According to employee and media reports, the country has contracted coronavirus. However, they are part of a professional group in which workers continue to serve their community, often risking their own health to help people self-isolate.
“We have to make sure you know where we are working,” Amazon affiliate Sahro Sharif told CBS News’ Adriana Diaz. Sharif working in the Siddhi center, A part of a community group called the Atwood Center. The group is one of 50 others working under an umbrella alliance called Athena, whose mission is to increase labor protection for Amazon workers. At the moment, this means ensuring the safety of employees because many people have been stranded in their homes for fear of contaminating the coronavirus epidemic.
“I was scared, I was terrified,” she said of the news of the transition among warehouse workers, “when it comes to Amazon, they can do more for their employees.”
According to the Seattle Times, Amazon told some of their delivery drivers that they must maintain a six-foot distance when picking packages and told their warehouse workers they must be at least three feet away from each other.
Sharif said that Amazon one day shut down its facilities for cleaning, but it returned to business as usual.
“They have thousands of employees. So shift comes from one shift to another,” he described.
Furthermore, Amazon’s senior vice president Jay Carney told CBS News last week that the company was hiring more workers to meet the increased demand as several brick-and-mortar stores closed in the epidemic. Carney also said they would add an “extra two weeks of paid time” to anyone suffering from COVD.
The retail giant says they have taken further steps to ease the social distance and spread of viruses among social workers, such as relaxation time, public guests need to be stopped at the Amazon building and employees need to sanitize their workplaces at the start and end. Each shift
In addition to the online retail and distribution industry, employees whose work enters the homes of those involved.
William Mataks, an electrician whose daily duties involve repairing people’s homes, has taken precautions for his own health so that people continue to help.
“We’re wearing latex gloves. We’re wearing masks. We’re also wearing shoe covers that are part of our service.”
Jeff Barr, a Dallas plumber, said he also saw demand rise during the epidemic. With people making further calls while he was self-isolated, Berr said his family was concerned for his safety.
“We do the cautious things we need to get back home,” he said.