USPS: National Handwashing Awareness Week

National Handwashing Awareness Week, held annually the first full week in December, will be observed Dec. 1-7. Handwashing is the first line of defense against the bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa that cause illness. It prevents the spread of colds, flu, gastroenteritis and viruses such as the coronavirus. Follow these five steps every time you…

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USPS: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn more about the disease and efforts to cure it. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer for American women. Although it is rare, men can get breast cancer, too. Approximately 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the…

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USPS updates face covering policy for employees, contractors

July 26, 2021 The Postal Service no longer requires employees and contractors who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to wear face coverings, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The updated face covering policy, announced July 16, aligns with new guidance from…

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NALC: USPS revises face covering policy

July 20, 2021 On July 16, the Postal Service unilaterally issued a revised face covering policy for employees. Under the revised policy, fully vaccinated employees are not required to wear face coverings. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), people are considered fully vaccinated…

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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…

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USPS: Vaccine update – Eligibility to expand soon

In most states, every worker and resident who is age 16 or older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination by April 19. The Postal Service is reminding employees to not delay pursuing access to these vaccines if they want to be vaccinated. The organization’s goal is for everyone to be able to get a…

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USPS: Schedule a COVID-19 vaccination

March 22, 2021 The Postal Service is reminding employees to not delay pursing access to COVID-19 vaccines if they want to be vaccinated. The organization’s goal is for everyone to be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible, if they choose to do so. The supply of vaccines in the United States…

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USPS has three websites about COVID-19

The Postal Service wants to remind employees that the organization has three websites that offer information about the coronavirus pandemic. The first site, located at about.usps.com/newsroom/covid-19, provides the latest information on how the organization is continuing operations and protecting employees and customers. This site also provides: • Information on a variety of postal products and…

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