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Amazon warehouse warned staff not to touch shipments for twenty-four hours

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  1. skybrian
    From the article: [...] (AVP is the airport code of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport.)

    From the article:

    Last week, a manager at an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse in eastern Pennsylvania issued a stark warning to his team on how to handle shipments from another Amazon facility afflicted with the coronavirus: Don’t touch them for 24 hours.

    “As a precaution surrounding Covid-19 concerns, a directive came in today to let ALL loads from AVP1 sit for 24 hours prior to opening/receiving,” the manager said in an email reviewed by Bloomberg. “Please do not process any AVP1 trailers before the 24-hour mark.”


    The AVP1 warehouse in Hazle Township is among dozens of Amazon facilities where employees have been diagnosed with Covid-19, including a warehouse on Staten Island, where workers have staged protests. But the cluster of at least 21 positive tests at AVP1 appears to be one of the most severe in Amazon’s sprawling logistics network. With many workers now afraid to come to work, the company is struggling to keep the facility open and orders flowing. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday that it is opening an investigation into working conditions at AVP1.

    (AVP is the airport code of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport.)

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