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'I feared for my safety': Amazon confirms coronavirus exposure at Washington, DC-area warehouse after worker speaks out

'I feared for my safety': Amazon confirms coronavirus exposure at Washington, DC-area warehouse after worker speaks out
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Amazon told employees in a voicemail on Thursday that a person who had been inside the warehouse in Springfield, Virginia, had subsequently been diagnosed with COVID-19, a source told Business Insider.




The company confirmed the incident in a statement to Business Insider, saying it was "supporting the individual, who is recovering."




Earlier on Thursday, the company told employees at another warehouse in Jeffersonville, Indiana, that a person with COVID-19 had been in the building on March 26. Business Insider previously reported that an image from that facility appeared to show some ignoring social-distancing guidelines.




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Employees at an Amazon warehouse outside Washington, DC, were told Thursday that a person infected with the novel coronavirus was inside the building on March 31, a source told Business Insider.
The company has confirmed the incident. "We are supporting the individual, who is recovering," Amazon spokesperson Timothy Carter told Business Insider.
In a recorded phone call on April 2, the online retailer informed workers at its fulfillment center in Springfield, Virginia, just outside the nation's capital, that someone who had been in the building earlier in the week had subsequently been diagnosed with COVID-19.
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