Amazon To Require All U.S. Warehouse Workers To Wear Masks Again – The Wall Street Journal

Tech giant had previously required masks only for unvaccinated employees or in areas with local requirements

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Masked workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., last month.

Photo: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News Inc . said all workers at its hundreds of U.S. warehouses will have to wear masks again starting Wednesday, a mandate prompted by the rapid spread of the coronavirus’s Omicron variant.

Amazon, the nation’s second-largest private employer behind Walmart Inc., had previously only required warehouse staff to wear masks if they weren’t vaccinated against Covid-19 or worked in jurisdictions where face coverings were required indoors.

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