As the virus spreads and cities lock down, Amazon workers across the country are finding themselves thrust into a new role: delivering goods to a nation in quarantine.
“We’re all going to get sick eventually,” said a worker at a facility in Washington.
Already infrastructure for a huge portion of e-commerce, Amazon is becoming infrastructure for a house-bound populace.
But the virus also poses an unprecedented threat to Amazon’s logistics system and, more importantly, the workers who make it run.
On March 18th, The Atlantic reported that a worker at an Amazon distribution center in New York tested positive for the virus.
In Italy and Spain, Amazon has refused to shut down facilities where workers have been infected, prompting protests. »