Some Amazon warehouse employees in the Lehigh Valley tested positive for a coronavirus. We talk to a local reporter about what the company is doing for employee protections

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Some Amazon warehouse employees in the Lehigh Valley tested positive for a coronavirus. We talk to a local reporter about what the company is doing for employee protections

By Tyler Pratt

April 2, 2020

Two employees at a Lehigh Valley Amazon warehouse, in Palmer Township, have tested positive for coronavirus. The company says the warehouse is continuing to operate while cleaning and putting more social distancing measures in places.

This news comes as Amazon workers across the country are organizing and striking, saying they are concerned about conditions in facilities. Yesterday afternoon, WLVR’s Tyler Pratt spoke with Sara Satullo, the reporter who broke this story for Lehigh Valley Live, the digital side of The Express-Times.

“Amazon is offering unlimited unpaid time off for the hourly employees through the end of April for anyone that is afraid to come in but obviously that’s a huge financial hit,” said Satullo.

The company says it’s offering two weeks paid leave for employees who may have been exposed.  


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