Workplaces Begin Coping With Coronavirus
From Seattle to New York to London, companies of all sizes have spent the last week preparing for disruptions from the coronavirus outbreak that started in China. They have put employees through work-from-home drills, built up inventory to weather a possible shutdown and dusted off emergency-response plans.
Now the emergency has begun.
At Amazon’s sprawling headquarters in Seattle, a worker in one of the company’s many office buildings in the South Lake Union neighborhood has tested positive for the virus. In a message to employees on Wednesday night, Amazon said it was recommending that all employees in the Seattle region work from home this month if their jobs can be done remotely.
“We are supporting the affected employee, who remains in quarantine,” said Drew Herdener, an Amazon spokesman.
At the same time, Facebook said on Wednesday …continued .
[Source: New York Times]