Amazon warehouse warned staff not to touch shipments for 24 hrs
Published : Thursday, 9 April, 2020 at 5:04 PM Count : 158
Last week, a director of an Amazon.com warehouse in eastern Pennsylvania issued a stern warning to his team about how to handle shipments from another Amazon facility afflicted with the coronavirus: Don't touch them for 24 hours.
The manager said in an email reviewed by Bloomberg, "As a precaution around covidio-1 anxiety, a directive came from AVP1 today to allow it to sit 24 hours before opening / receiving all the load," the manager said in an email reviewed by Bloomberg. "Please do not process any AVP1 trailers before the 24-hour mark."
Hazel Township's AVP1 warehouse is in a dozen Amazon facilities where crews have identified Covid-1 with a warehouse on Staten Island due to protests.
However, the cluster of at least 21 positive tests in AVP1 appears to be critical in one of Amazon's wider logistic networks. Many workers are now scared to come to work, and employees say the company is fighting to keep it open and stream orders, which an Amazon spokeswoman disputes. The Business Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday that it is investigating the working conditions at AVP1.
One of the 10 warehouses on Amazon's Perfection Network in the United States, an important cog for the smooth implementation of the AVP1 online retailer's logistics machine, according to Mark Wilfred, a consultant who studies the company's activities. Amazon's expanded closure of facilities could break the company's well-protected network, delaying the delivery of customers who want to avoid online stores and shopping instead.
According to voice mails and text messages administered by the facility reviewed by Bloomberg, AVP1 employees were informed of at least 20 cases at their level.
Three employees stated that further cases published at the meeting may not be included in the list of 21. Employees, two of whom spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation from their employer, said the paranoia spread that the virus was spread from employee to employee in the building, although they had no strong evidence to back up the suggestion. In the meantime, the staff has said the absence has increased.-Internet