MTSC: Updated Cleaning Information AFTER a Confirmed COVID-19 Case

According to the CDC, the risk of exposure to cleaning staff is inherently low. In consultation with the CDC and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), when a COVID-19 case has been confirmed within a facility, the following is now recommended to aid in reducing secondary transmission from work clothes (reminder to…

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USPS: Video explains new procedures for carriers

The Postal Service has released a video to help customers understand new delivery procedures to promote social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The one-minute video, titled “Help Us Serve You: Mail Carriers,” explains that letter carriers will knock on a customer’s door instead of ringing a doorbell. Instead of asking a customer to sign for…

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USPS: New guidance issued for retail employees

The Postal Service is providing retail employees with new guidelines to help them practice social distancing on the job during the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which advises people to stay at least 6 feet apart from each other in public to help prevent…

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APWU: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) applies to USPS

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:57 AM To: Resident Officers Subject: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) The Postal Service has been sharing and posting posters on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This law does apply to the Postal Service. The law will be effective on April 1, 2020….

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USPS: Hallmark card giveaway aims to lift spirits

Hallmark is giving away 2 million greeting cards that customers can mail to friends and family to spread encouragement as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The company is offering a free three-card pack to help people maintain connections in a time of social distancing and self-isolation. In addition to mailing cards to loved…

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USPS: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Supervisor and Management Guidance (updated)

Updated March 30, 2020 The Postal Service continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 across the United States. The following information is provided to assist you as managers and supervisors to communicate with your employees.

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USPS: Criteria for Return to Work for Employees with Confirmed Case of COVID-19 (updated)

Updated Guidance as of 03/30/2020 The following information is provided to assist you as managers and supervisors when an employee has indicated their intent to return to work following a confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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USPS: How to deal with travel restrictions

The Postal Service is providing employees and contractors with an “essential service provider letter” they can show to law enforcement officers in case they’re stopped and questioned during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter explains that USPS is part of the nation’s critical infrastructure and is continuing normal operations during the pandemic. The letter also affirms…

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