From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon, like many organizations, jumped into action to try to keep associates safe by avoiding virus transmission at work. Amazon sprinted to invest in new processes, personal protective equipment, technology, time off benefits, and intensified cleaning methods to keep people safe. Since the early stages of the outbreak, Amazon has been ahead of the curve in adopting new procedures based on the best available science. They’ve worked closely with world health and safety experts and scientists to understand the virus and prevent its spread. Many of our procedures go beyond legal requirements and government guidance, and we have rapidly implemented new safeguards, sometimes on a daily basis, as new information about the virus became available.