Amazon Care to provide delivery and pick-up of at-home Coronavirus test sample kits in Seattle.

Backed by the Gates Foundation, a new research initiative, Amazon will distribute at-home coronavirus assessment kits, then deliver the collected samples to FDA-approved test facilities. Amazon Care is a health arm formed by Amazon initially for internal employee care. They will be handling the delivery of the kits along with the transportation of collected samples to testing labs. The Amazon Care driver who are doing the test kit drop-offs and deliveries are specifically trained in proper handling of sensitive medical materials. Kits will be limited, but include a mouth swab similar to other kinds of swab test taking place in testing facilities. Should a person test positive for COVID-19, the person who provided the sample will then be contacted by a healthcare work for further instructions, which will include advice on how to seek treatment and prevent transmission.

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