Amway having employees work remotely

Posted at 3:24 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 16:44:13-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Amway is asking as many employees as possible to start working from home beginning Friday.

The company says the action will protect employees and their families as the spread of COVID-19 continues to be unpredictable.

Amway released a statement on the decision:

"Amway is asking many employees to begin working from home tomorrow out of an abundance of caution to help protect our community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, which continues to be unpredictable. Manufacturing and distribution will still be operating.

In the full spirit of taking care of our employees, salaries and wages will continue to be paid whether employees are working on site or at home."

Employees with questions on how it impacts their team and role will receive communication from their functional leaders. Those with jobs that can only be done using equipment on the site will have different guidelines.

Cafeterias will be closed at Amway facilities.