Employee at Amazon facility in Crafton tests positive for COVID-19

Employee at Amazon facility in Crafton tests positive for COVID-19
(Paul Sancya/AP)

CRAFTON, Pa. — An employee at Amazon’s facility in Crafton has tested positive for coronavirus.

A spokesperson with the company confirmed to Channel 11 that an individual who works there did test positive for COVID-19. However, that person was not identified.

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Amazon did not specify what position that employee held or when they last were in the facility.

Below is the following statement from spokesperson Rachael Lighty regarding the positive case:

“We are supporting the individual who is recovering. Our top concern is ensuring the health and safety of our employees and we are following guidelines from health officials and medical experts, and are taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of employees at our site.

We expect to invest approximately $4 billion from April to June on COVID-related initiatives to get products to customers and keep employees safe. This includes spending more than $800 million in the first half of the year on COVID-19 safety measures, including implementing over 150 significant process changes—from enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures to new efforts like disinfectant spraying.

We’ve also distributed personal protective gear, such as masks for our employees, and implemented disinfectant spraying and temperature checks across our operations worldwide.”

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