USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Updates from CDC (5/1/20)

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms. It is important to note that no two people are the same when it comes to COVID-19 symptoms. According to CDC, infected individuals have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illnesses….

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USPS Statement on Coronavirus (4/29/20)

Media Statement – COVID-19 April 29, 2020 The United States Postal Service is proud of the work our more than 600,000 employees play in processing, transporting, and delivering mail and packages for the American public. We provide a vital public service that is a part of this nation’s critical infrastructure. The Postal Service has a…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Retail lobby equipment — social distancing (4/25/20)

On a daily basis, our customers transact business using our self-service kiosks (SSKs). Providing retail access as well as safeguarding the well-being of our customers is a high priority, especially in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). To ensure the health of our employees and customers, we are continuing to follow recommended guidance and…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Face covering and mask update (4/21/20)

In areas where local and state governments have ordered or directed people to wear face masks, Postal Service employees should comply. Additionally, any USPS employee who is unable to achieve social distancing in his or her workplace should wear a face covering. The new policy takes effect April 21 and will remain in place until…

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USPS: Cloth face coverings now recommended

The Postal Service is sharing new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the use of face coverings to help guard against COVID-19. CDC now recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures, such as standing 6 feet apart, are difficult to maintain. USPS…

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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 Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: New Customer Signature Capture Procedures for Letter Carriers

A number of cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have recently been confirmed across the country. The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority. To help ensure the health of our employees, we are continuing to follow recommended guidance and strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

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USPS: CDC video demonstrates effective handwashing

The Postal Service is sharing a video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shows the steps to properly wash your hands. “Handwashing is one of the most important ways you can keep from getting sick and spreading germs to others,” Michele Hlavsa, a CDC epidemiologist, says in the video. CDC recommends…

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