Employee at Balzac, Alberta Amazon warehouse tests positive for COVID-19

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An employee at Amazon’s distribution centre in Balzac, Alta., has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the company confirmed.

In an emailed statement, Amazon said it’s supporting the employee, adding they’re recovering from the illness.

Amazon didn’t say when the person tested positive or in what area of the facility they worked.

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“We are following guidelines from health officials and medical experts, and are taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of employees at our site,” Timothy Carter, Amazon public relations manager, said.

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According to the company, any time a COVID-19 case is confirmed at one of its facilities Amazon shares the news with everyone who works at the site, not just those who have been in close contact with the affected employee.

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An employee at the Amazon warehouse in Balzac has tested positive for COVID-19. We spoke to an infectious disease expert to see what this means for your online shopping. Details are on @GlobalCalgary pic.twitter.com/7dFWD9gSta

— Cami Kepke (@CamiKepkeGlobal) April 13, 2020

Amazon said it’s taken a number of extra precautions to protect its staff and the customers they serve,



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