Amazon shortens Covid-paid vacation time for US employees

The policy change is effective immediately and applies to all of its US employees, regardless of vaccination status.

8C1B44">Paid leave reduction matches new shorter separation period Recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the company said.

“Over the past two years, we have consistently based our response to the COVID-19 pandemic as developed on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the advice of our own medical experts,” Amazon said in a message. CNN Business.

Recent The increase in Omicron type cases has disrupted trade and economic activity in various regions. There were another 1,600 flights Canceled Thursday, the airlines cited workers coming down with Covid-19. Macy’s shortening your workday hours this month.

Tuesday’s guidance from the CDC says people with COVID-19 can isolate for five days if they don’t have any symptoms.

Amazon said all employees must report a positive diagnosis and that additional leave options are available for those who are still sick after a week.

Earlier this week, Walmart announced that it was Pandemic-related reduction in paid leave To Lonely Week. Walmart and Amazon are the two largest private employers in the US, respectively.