Nov 1, 2021 - Technology

Amazon will no longer require vaccinated employees to wear masks in warehouses

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In places without mandates, Amazon will no longer require fully vaccinated warehouse employees to wear masks at work starting Tuesday, an Amazon spokesperson said.

Why it matters: The e-commerce giant has yet to require its workforce to get inoculated against the virus, though it has implemented incentives to drive vaccinations among employees, according to CNBC.

What they're saying: "Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our employees has been our number one priority," an Amazon spokesperson told Axios.

  • "We continue to evaluate all of our temporary COVID-19 safety measures, making adjustments in alignment with public health authority guidance and our own medical experts to prioritize the health and safety of employees."
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