Amazon restricts employee US travel amid coronavirus concerns

Amazon notified employees Feb. 28 that the company would be restricting nonessential travel in the U.S. due to unknowns about the coronavirus outbreak, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC.

Dave Clark, who leads Amazon's retail operations, sent an internal memo to employees asking them to postpone group or team meetings that would require travel until at least the end of April. Amazon hopes by that time the company will have a better idea of how to respond to the virus.

Amazon has nearly 800,000 full time and part time employees. In January, the online retail giant restricted employee travel to China. Amazon is asking employees who are traveling back from one of the affected provinces of China to work from home for two weeks.

Coronavirus concerns have affected many technology companies. Facebook canceled its annual F8 software developer conference. Additionally, Apple has warned investors that it did not meet expected quarter revenue that was forecasted.

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