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UPDATE: No new cases of COVID-19 at North Las Vegas Amazon center

Posted at 7:25 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 15:42:47-04

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE MAY 6: Despite media reports on May 5, there has been only one North Las Vegas Amazon employee who has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an update provided by Amazon spokesperson Timothy Carter.

That means there are no new cases to report at the fulfillment center in North Las Vegas.

UPDATE MAY 5: Amazon spokesperson Timothy Carter said the company is supporting individuals who are recovering from COVID-19 at its North Las Vegas distribution center.

Carter did not confirm the exact number of cases at the distribution center, but said the company is working closely with health authorities to continue to serve customers while taking care of associates.

The health and safety of employees remain a top priority, according to Carter, and workers have received additional pay and benefits amid the pandemic.

ORIGINAL STORY
A spokesperson with Amazon said an employee at a North Las Vegas distribution center has tested positive for COVID-19.

The company said in a statement Friday evening that it is supporting the individual who is recovering. It is also following guidelines from health officials and medical experts while taking extra measures to ensure the safety of employees at the site.

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All Amazon employees diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed into quarantine will receive up to two weeks of pay, according to the company.

Earlier this month, Amazon said it was hiring 75,000 new employees and 800 in Nevada to help with demand needs during the coronavirus pandemic, along with raising wages.

The company also said when a COVID-19 case is confirmed, it will communicate to all workers at the site, and the health and safety of its employees are a top priority.