Amazon now requiring warehouse workers to wear masks

Amazon now requiring warehouse workers to wear masks

CYBERSPACE (AP) — Starting today, Amazon workers who show up at warehouse jobs must also mask up. The online retail behemoth now requires all warehouse employees to wear masks inside, whether they’re vaccinated or not. The new order applies to 900,000 Amazon workers. The move follows steps by a growing number or retailers to cobble together mask and vaccine mandates for workers. After easing in the spring, such mandates were recently revived due to the rapid spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus — and fears of spikes in both infections and deaths.

Photo: FILE – This July 8, 2019, file photo, shows the Amazon Fulfillment warehouse in Shakopee, Minn.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)