According to an internal notice from Amazon, the company has temporarily closed a warehouse in northern New Jersey until December 26, when it found an increase in asymptomatic cases of new coronavirus infection there. Employees at the warehouse received a notice from Amazon on Saturday, and Lisa levandowski, a spokesman for the company, said in a statement that any shift Amazon employees missed during the closure of the warehouse would still be paid. < / P > < p > she said: “through our internal new coronavirus test program, we have detected an increase in the number of asymptomatic positive cases in the pne5 warehouse in northern New Jersey. Out of full caution, we have taken the initiative to close the warehouse until December 26.” < / P > < p > Amazon disclosed in October this year that nearly 20000 of its front-line employees had been infected with the new coronavirus from March 1 to September 19. The company said at the time that the infection rate among its employees was 42% lower than expected compared to the overall U.S. population. < / P > < p > during the pandemic, most of Amazon’s warehouses remained open because they were seen as essential facilities, just like businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies and banks. Skip to content