USPS taking steps to protect customers, workers during pandemic

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is doing its part to continue operations while still keeping the public, and its workers, safe.

In order to protect carriers, USPS is abiding by social distancing orders by asking residents to remain a safe distance from carriers when they drop off packages at the door. Carriers have also been ordered to knock on the door, rather than ring the doorbell.

USPS asks customers to refrain from approaching a carrier to take their delivery. Instead, wait for them to leave the mailbox area before collecting it.

Additional steps taken include:

  • Ensuring millions of masks, gloves and sanitizing products are distributed and available to employees.
  • Distributing sanitizing and cleaning product to more than 30,000 locations every day through the Postal Service supply chain.
  • Reinforcing workplace behaviors to ensure that contact among employees and customers reflects the best guidance regarding healthy interactions, social distancing, and risk minimization. Measures have been implemented at retail facilities and mail processing facilities to ensure appropriate social distancing, including signage, floor tape, and “cough/sneeze” barriers.
  • All cleaning occurs in a manner consistent with CDC guidance relating to this pandemic.


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