AMAZON WAREHOUSE CLOSED
Amazon is temporarily closing a New York delivery station after one of its workers tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
An Amazon spokesperson told The Hill on Thursday that the individual is now in quarantine and that the warehouse, DBK1, has enhanced its “daily deep cleaning” at the location as a precautionary measure.
“We’ve temporarily closed the Queens delivery station for additional sanitation and have sent associates home with full pay,” the spokesperson said, adding that Amazon is following guidelines from local officials about the operations of its buildings.
The Atlantic first reported the development. It is unclear when the warehouse will reopen.
The coronavirus outbreak has gripped the U.S., causing mass closures of businesses and schools and forcing many to be asked to stay in their homes. Amazon announced earlier this week that it would suspend shipments of nonessential items to its warehouses in the United States and the United Kingdom because of shortages caused by the worldwide outbreak.