Amazon to Hold Off Warehouse Phone Ban 'Until Further Notice' – Bloomberg

Science & Technology

Police tape cordons of a section of a collapsed roof at an Amazon warehouse following a tornado in Edwardsville, Illinois, on Dec. 12. Inc. is backing off plans to ban cell phones in warehouses, allowing employees to keep their devices with them at work.
The reversal follows the emergence of a more contagious strain of Covid-19 and after six workers died at a facility struck by a tornado last week, which reinforced a desire among warehouse employees to have access to real-time information in emergencies.