Report: More than 30 cases of COVID-19 at NJ Amazon warehouse; mayor calls for temporary closure

The mayor of Carteret is calling for the temporary closure of an Amazon warehouse following a report of a number of employees infected with the coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2020, 9:37 AM

Updated 1,457 days ago

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The mayor of Carteret is calling for the temporary closure of an Amazon warehouse following a report of a number of employees infected with the coronavirus.
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A report from Business Insider quoted an employee as saying there were more than 30 cases of COVID-19 at the Carteret Amazon fulfillment center.
Mayor David Reimen then called on Middlesex County and state health officials to shutter the facility until all workers can be tested and the facility can be sanitized.
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An Amazon representative wouldn't confirm the number of cases but said the company is supporting recovering individuals and taking “extreme measures” to protect workers.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.
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