Why Amazon delivery workers feel exposed and vulnerable to coronavirus – Business Insider

Amazon delivery drivers are on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis as COVID-19 continues to spread across the US. Drivers told Business Insider they regularly deliver upwards of 250 packages a day.As the CDC recommends staying home to distance from others, drivers continue to deliver essentials to people isolating at home. Their service allows people to stay home by providing essentials one would normally have to get at a store.While these drivers are considered a part of the essential US workforce, many say they don’t have access to adequate supplies to protect themselves, healthcare benefits, sick leave, or even 20 free seconds to wash their hands in between deliveries, as the CDC recommends. Many of these drivers are contracted, which provides Amazon with legal distance from responsibility for their wellbeing, according to Reuters.As Amazon
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