Two of the largest retail giants in the U.S. have shortened the leave time allotted to employees who are infected with COVID-19 after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shortened their quarantine guidelines for the virus.
In a memo to employees Friday, Amazon announced that it would shorten the required isolation period for workers who test positive for COVID-19 from ten days to seven, The Wall Street Journal reported. That is two days more than the CDC’s guidance, which recommends employees quarantine for five days after a positive COVID test. The memo also said that employees would not have to show a negative test in order to return to work, which parallels the CDC’s guidance. The new guidance applies to all employees, regardless of