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Employee at Tucson Amazon warehouse tests positive for COVID-19

A worker at Amazon's Tucson-area fulfillment center has tested positive for COVID-19, company representatives said.

The worker at the Southeast Side warehouse and shipping facility is "recovering" from the coronavirus.

Other employees at the Amazon warehouse have been notified, a company spokesman said.

"We are supporting the individual who is recovering," the spokesman said. "We are following guidelines from health officials and medical experts, and are taking extreme measures to ensure the safety of employees at our site."

The company said it had already put in place additional sanitation and physical distancing protocols before the employee tested positive for the virus.

Amazon workers can receive up to two weeks of paid time off while out sick, and unlimited unpaid time off for all employees through the end of April, company representatives said.

The massive Tucson distribution center is located at the Port of Tucson, near Interstate 10 and South Kolb Road.

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