The change follows the availability of Covid-19 vaccines and revised guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he said.
U.S.-based staff will now receive five days of justified, unpaid leave following a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19, Amazon told workers in a message provided to Reuters.
“We can continue to safely comply with our pre-Covid policies,” the company said, citing the protracted easing of the pandemic, the availability of vaccines and treatments, and updated public health guidelines.
The changes come amid a stream of challenges for Amazon after a recent attempt to unionize some warehouses. In April, workers at his New York warehouse voted to form the first union.
On Saturday, Amazon said it will stop site-wide notifications of positive cases in facilities unless required by law, as well as efforts to encourage vaccination.
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In January, Amazon reduced paid leave for workers with the virus to one week or up to 40 hours. Before that, they had two weeks of paid leave for Covid-19.