NPMHU: Postal Service Revises Face Covering Policy

NPMHU News Release – July, 16, 2021
According to the Postal Service, the face covering policy is revised as follows as result of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Effective immediately, all postal employees and contractors who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are not required to wear face coverings consistent with the guidance enumerated below.

In accordance with guidance from the CDC and OSHA, “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.” According to the CDC and OSHA, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have completed their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the United States. Supporting verification of COVID-19 vaccination status will not be required and should not be requested.

Employees who have not been fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings in any situation in which they cannot achieve or maintain social distance—at least six feet and in public facing settings where there is a state or local face covering order or directive in place.

Revised Face Mask Policy

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Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

One thought on “NPMHU: Postal Service Revises Face Covering Policy

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU Brooklyn Local 251
    Office held, if any
    Former Chairperson Board of Trustees and also was a station steward.
    Email Address

    The biggest catch in this, is that they’re not mandated to ask you for proof you were vaccinated. So the inconsiderate among humankind can also not wear masks. After all, if Bob and Joe aren’t wearing masks, WHY SHOULD I?
    The vaccines? Wonderful to get. Unless otherwise for medical reasons, everyone should get one. However, Pfizer and Moderna are 90-95% effective. Translated: 1 out of 10-20 people can still get COVID. J&J vaccine less effective.
    I highly suggest a petition. What a convenient way to cut back the workforce through attrition of death. If they cared about the employees, they would not do this. It’s common sense. But then, if they did the right thing by the Post Office, a sacred institution, it would flourish, and the big CEO privateers wouldn’t be able to get their tentacles in it, would they?

    Oh, and, P.S.
    Please, please, I’m on my knees begging you: please wear your masks, indoors and outside.

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