Amazon, Lyft Putting Pressure on Drivers Amid Coronavirus Fears

“Keep your car clean”

Sarah Emerson
OneZero

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A photo of a gig worker delivering Amazon packages. She has a bunch of packages in her hands and is getting out of the car.
Amazon Flex driver Arielle McCain, 24, delivers a package in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo: Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe/Getty Images

AAmazon is encouraging employees at its Seattle headquarters to work from home this month after a worker was diagnosed with coronavirus. “We’re supporting the affected employee,” an Amazon spokesperson told CNN, as technology’s biggest companies take increasing measures to insulate staff from COVID-19.

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Sarah Emerson
OneZero

Staff writer at OneZero covering social platforms, internet communities, and the spread of misinformation online. Previously: VICE