"We’ve implemented a series of preventative health measures for employees and contractors at our sites around the world — everything from increasing the frequency and intensity of cleaning to adjusting our practices in fulfillment centers to ensure the recommended social distancing guidelines," Bezos said.
The U.S. has surpassed 26,000 confirmed cases, with more than 1,700 cases in Washington state, Amazon's home turf. Only New York has more cases.
Bezos added that Amazon has placed orders for "millions of face masks" for employees and contractors that have not arrived.
"Masks remain in short supply globally and are at this point being directed by governments to the highest-need facilities like hospitals and clinics," Bezos wrote. "It's easy to understand why the incredible medical providers serving our communities need to be first in line. When our turn for masks comes, our first priority will be getting them in the hands of our employees and partners working to get essential products to people."