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Amazon to Offer Sick Pay to Ill and Quarantined Hourly Workers

March 11, 2020, 8:27 PM

Amazon.com Inc. will offer sick leave to hourly workers quarantined or diagnosed with the disease caused by the coronavirus, in an effort to extend protections to the e-commerce company’s hundreds of thousands of logistics workers.

Employees diagnosed with Covid-19 or placed into isolation will be eligible for as much as two weeks of pay, Beth Galetti, Amazon’s human resources chief, said in a blog post on Wednesday. Much of Amazon’s corporate staff -- at the company’s headquarters in Seattle, as well as in hubs like the San Francisco Bay Area, and New York City -- has been given the ...

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