USPS Statement on Coronavirus – March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020 The United States Postal Service is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation and continues to follow strategies and measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health departments. The CDC has information available on its website at https://www.coronavirus.gov that provides the latest information about COVID-19….

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USPS PMG delivers Coronavirus update to employees 

In a special “Business Focus” video released this week, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan updates employees on the new coronavirus. The virus, also known as COVID-19, was identified late last year in Wuhan, China, and has been spreading around the world, including the United States. “The Postal Service is taking this health threat seriously, but…

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Information for APWU Members on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

On February 26, 2020, your APWU Regional Safety Representatives met with the Regional Coordinators, Article 14 Officers, and the Industrial Relations Director. During this meeting COVID-19 was discussed extensively. Your representatives have held ongoing conversations with the Postal Service about COVID-19. We will continue to be in discussions with the Service as the spread of…

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USPS: CDC’s coronavirus guidance still being shared

February 24, 2020 The Postal Service is continuing to share the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak. The virus, officially known as COVID-19, began late last year in Wuhan, China. According to CDC, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus and to…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Stay home when you are sick

The USPS urges employees to stay home when they are sick. If employees follow this advice, and then face disciplinary action for not coming to work, we can use this in their defense:

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USPS Guidance on China’s virus crisis (January 28 email)

From: Storey, Simon M – Washington, DC Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:45 AM To: AREA VICE PRESIDENTS – HQ HR AREA HR MGRS Subject: Coronavirus Information Good Afternoon, RE: Novel Corona Virus 2019-nCV. As discussed at today’s ISC meeting, please find the information shared and more importantly the CDC comments regarding the spread of…

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USPS: Take steps to avoid flu, other illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing the public with tips to prevent influenza and other contagious respiratory illnesses. Here are some general tips: • Get vaccinated. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, especially people at high risk, including adults 65 and older, pregnant…

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USPS: Flu season is here – Vaccinations recommended by CDC

Are you ready for flu season? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each year. All Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plans cover flu shots at no cost to Postal Service employees. The CDC also encourages people to learn more…

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