Until Wednesday, the online retailer was insisting its warehouse employees gather to meet before every shift and pack into tight break rooms for meals.
Workers have increasingly expressed fears of getting infected at work, and some warehouse employees in Europe have already tested positive for COVID-19.
Most warehouse workers make $15 an hour, but will receive $17 an hour until April 30 at least.
Last week, Amazon also began instituting mandatory overtime, requiring warehouse workers to come in for one extra shift per week.
Despite the new changes, one employee at an Amazon facility in the Midwest said she still has concerns about health standards at Amazon.

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