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Amazon shortens Covid paid leave time for US employees - Erie News Now

Amazon shortens Covid paid leave time for US employees - Erie News Now
By Ramishah Maruf, CNN Business

News Amazon shortens Covid paid leave time for US employees Friday, January 7th 2022, 6:42 PM EST Updated: Friday, January 7th 2022, 7:57 PM EST David Becker/AFP/Getty Images By Ramishah Maruf, CNN Business Amazon is shortening its Covid-19 isolation policy to seven days from 10, for a total of up to 40 hours of paid leave, the company announced to employees Friday.The decrease in paid leave corresponds to the newly shortened isolation period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the company said.Earlier this week, Walmart announced it was cutting pandemic-related paid leave to a single week."Throughout the past two years, we have consistently based our response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the advice of our own medical experts," Amazon said in a message viewed by CNN Business.

Amazon said all employees must report a positive diagnosis and additional leave options are available for those who are still sick after one week.Another 1,600 flights were canceled Thursday, with airlines citing workers coming down with Covid-19.

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