Vaccinated Amazon Workers Can Ditch Masks Starting Next Week


Amazon said Wednesday it will soon stop requiring face masks for fully vaccinated workers inside warehouses, except where required by law.

Starting Monday, fully vaccinated operations employees in the U.S. will no longer be required to wear a face covering at work unless it is mandated by state or local regulations, according to a notice Amazon sent to workers that was obtained by CNBC.

Amazon confirmed to CNBC that it’s updating its mask policies for fully vaccinated workers.

Amazon said in the notice to workers that it considers them to be fully vaccinated once it has been 14 or more days since their final vaccine dose. Workers must also have a copy of their vaccine card, the company said.

“A HUGE thank you to everyone who has and continues to prioritize our Covid-19 safety measures,” the company said in the notice to workers. “The last 14 months have not always been easy, but your dedication continues to be appreciated by leaders and customers across the country. We cannot wait to see your smile.”

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