Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations Dave Clark updated the company’s safety measures for workers on Thursday; the company faced scrutiny from some legislators as well as warehouse workers in Michigan and New York who staged walkouts. Workers at a Whole Foods in Austin, Texas held a “sickout,” too, claiming Amazon wasn’t doing enough.
Clark delivered new measures in a blog post that includes a new requirement to have all employees at select sites have their temperatures checked upon arrival to work. If the person registers a temp over 100.4F, they will be sent home until they go three days without a fever. Clark said in the post that they are now checking temperatures of more than 100,000 employees a day.
Temperature checks is something that some private brand suppliers have been doing to combat the coronavirus in its plants, as told to Store Brands in its “From the Frontlines” series.