Two Miami Amazon Staff Test Positive for COVID-19. Here’s How to Safely Handle Packages...
The employees at the warehouse, located near Miami International Airport received text messages that two co-workers had tested positive.
Information in regards to these two employees indicated, the last day at the site for one of the workers was Sunday, March 28th, the other worked until March Tuesday, 31st.
Aside from warehouse staff, this site has hundreds of drivers each and every day,coming and going through the facility.
Amazon would not directly confirm or deny the cases, they have said they inform their employees of all confirmed cases through ways like emails and text messages.
Amazon also says that all workers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will receive up to two weeks of pay and unlimited unpaid time off through the end of April.
Experts are mixed on the issue of spread through packages, although odds are low, most believe. COVID-19 has been known to live on some surfaces (like plastic) for up to three days. However, it is thought, it can only stay on cardboard for about a day.
Medical Professionals suggest using caution, while opening packages during the pandemic:
▪Limiting face-to-face interactions. Leave special delivery instructions, Like to leave the box at the front door or in a locker.
▪Wipe Your packages down.. Throw away the shipping package immediately and wipe down the product packaging.
▪Leave package outside.Leave the package in a safe location outside your home for at least 24 hours, as the virus lives on cardboard for about a day.
▪Wash your hands AND don’t touch your face.If you’re handling a package, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds afterward.