Update on the Coronavirus

We can confirm the first positive case of the coronavirus at Zalando. The affected colleague, from our Berlin headquarters, is currently at home since noticing the first symptoms. We are in continuous exchange with this person and wish them a smooth and quick recovery. 

Our main goal is to protect the health of our employees, their families and other people in close contact, and to restore a safe working environment as quickly as possible. We are currently identifying the people who were in direct contact with the infected colleague in the last 14 days and they will be asked to return home. We also identified the affected working areas, closed them and will deep-clean them. We are in close contact with local authorities.

Over the course of the last weeks, we took the following steps in order to protect the health of our teams: we’ve reduced travel, events and visits to a business critical minimum; cleaning and sanitization across all our facilities are happening more frequently, and all individuals are adopting similarly frequent hygiene practices. In addition, we encourage our employees to work from home, if applicable, or find other individualized solutions.