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8:20 a.m. Amazon workers test positive at nine warehouses: Workers at at least nine of Amazon’s U.S. warehouses, including one in Moreno Valley (Riverside County), have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Amazon and the Washington Post. Workers have complained that Amazon is not doing enough to protect them from the virus, saying they are too busy to wash their hands regularly and are required to attend shoulder-to-shoulder standup meetings.
We have been receiving shipments from Amazon. When they arrive, we put on rubber gloves, open and discard the outer box, then disinfect the contents if they are not harmed by a liquid disinfectant. Contents that cannot be disinfected are isolated for at least 72 hours before storage.
In a secondary sink in the basement we keep a plastic tub with a strong disinfectant solution to use for this purpose. Rubber gloves of the type used for dishwashing are convenient for this sort of thing, and they are easily disinfected by immersion in the disinfectant tub.
For mail delivery, we have set aside three small boxes. Each day's mail is left in one box. After 72 hours the mail is removed from the oldest box, and the cycle begins again.
For the daily newspapers, we heat them in the oven for about 20 minutes at 170° (the lowest setting for this particular over). The virus dies at temps above 85°F. This approach should work well for mail, also.