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Amazon to Stop Covid Testing in U.S. Warehouses

Photo: A screenshot via YouTube from an Amazon video about employee Covid-19 testing.

Amazon on Monday told employees that it will soon stop on-site Covid testing for its legions of warehouse workers, despite a surge of cases in parts of the United States.

The company told employees in a note circulated to them through an internal company app that it will discontinue Covid-19 testing for them after July 30, according to an image of the message seen by The Information. Amazon’s ending of its testing program is significant because of how broadly the company’s operations are distributed throughout the U.S., including in states with relatively low rates of vaccination for the virus.

In some of the states in which Amazon has warehouse facilities, such as Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi, the Covid-19 vaccination rates for adults under 64 is less than 40%, according to data compiled by the Mayo Clinic.

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