USPS: Revised Policy on Wearing Face Coverings

USPS – August 27, 2021 Effective immediately, all employees are required to wear face coverings in the following situations regardless of their vaccination status or until further notice: When there is a local, state or tribal face covering order or directive in place; or When an employee who does not deal directly with the public…

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APWU sends USPS letter on COVID-19 and Face Coverings

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 Subject: Letter on COVID-19 and Face Coverings Please see the attached letter from President and Myself regarding the ongoing pandemic and face coverings. Please Disseminate. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax:…

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APWU objects to Unilateral Update to USPS Mask Policy

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021 Subject: Unilateral Update to USPS Mask Policy Deputy Postmaster General Tulino put out the attached policy. It states in the policy: “This policy update has been shared with the leadership of our national unions and other stakeholders.” There were discussions with the APWU. However, we objected…

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USPS: Face Covering and Mask Update 5-19-2021

May 19, 2021 The requirement for Postal Service employees to use face coverings or masks continues when social distancing of six (6) feet cannot be maintained, or in public-facing settings when required by state or local orders or directives. Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Postal Service has continued to fulfill its critical mission to…

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NPMHU: USPS delivers Mandatory Stand-Up Talk re: Face covering and mask update

NPMHU News – December 16, 2020 According to the Postal Service, the requirement for employees to use face coverings or masks continues when social distancing of six (6) feet cannot be maintained in public, or in public-facing settings when required by state or local orders or directives. Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Postal Service…

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USPS offers reminder on ordering face coverings

The Postal Service wants employees to remember the proper procedures for ordering face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic. Generally, only district supply coordinators should order face coverings. Individual employees should not order coverings, including off-catalog purchasing. However, Postal Inspection Service and some maintenance employees are permitted to use off-catalog means to purchase certain masks. The…

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USPS: Maintain social distancing during pandemic

The Postal Service is asking employees to adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for social distancing and face coverings as coronavirus infections surge across the United States. The latest data show that the number of people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, tops 1 million per week. USPS employees…

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USPS: Stay vigilant as pandemic infections rise

The Postal Service urges employees to wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing procedures as coronavirus infections continue to spike across the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, face coverings and social distancing of at least 6 feet from others help reduce the spread of the virus, which is transmitted…

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