Amazon, Walmart Decrease COVID Leave Times For Employees

Amazon, Walmart Decrease COVID Leave Times For Employees


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

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