CHICAGO (CBS)– A worker at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Joliet has tested positive for the coronavirus, but the center has no plans to close.
An Amazon spokesperson has confirmed the positive case. An employee told CBS 2 there is now another confirmed case at this fulfillment center.READ MORE: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
That employee also said Amazon has not shut down the center to be disinfected, a common practice for many other companies whenever a case is confirmed.READ MORE: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
In fact, CBS 2 learned things are getting worse because the building is overstaffed with new temporary workers now entering the facility every day and potentially being exposed.
Amazon did release a statement on Twitter, claiming the company is regularly sanitizing commonly touched things like door handles, elevator buttons, lockers and touch screens.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm But Wet Sunday Morning Ahead Of Cold Front
Friday morning, CNN is reporting at least 11 other Amazon facilities across the country also have confirmed cases as workers worry the tech giant isn’t taking proper precautions.