Amazon will no longer require vaccinated employees to wear masks in warehouses
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.
- Amazon had previously imposed a mask requirement on all U.S. employees regardless of vaccination status, per Reuters.
- Amazon posted disappointing third-quarter results last week and the change in policy comes ahead of a crucial holiday season.
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."