USPS OIG Report: Employee Safety – Postal Service COVID-19 Response

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak regarding the safety of its employees. In March 2020, the president of the United States declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency; its impact to the nation’s health and safety has been unprecedented. According to the Centers for…

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USPS reminds employees face coverings, social distancing required

The Postal Service is reminding employees to continue to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees must always maintain safe distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others when entering, exiting or working at any USPS facility, including Post Offices; processing plants; area and district…

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USPS: Post CDC signs at all employee entrances

Please have these CDC signs posted on all EMPLOYEE ENTRANCES for all postal facilities. This signage is NOT to be posted at Retail Entrances. This sign informs our employees not to enter the building with a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

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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: 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 Health Plan waives cost of coronavirus testing for members

Coronavirus test coverage APWU Health Plan will waive the cost of coronavirus testing for members. The cost of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is a concern among postal and federal employees and retirees. Health Plan members will have access to coronavirus testing, as prescribed by a health care professional, and the Plan will waive the deductible and…

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