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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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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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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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: 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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USPS: Disposable masks available through eBuyPlus MDC catalog

Supply Management has modified and expanded the ability of Postal Service facilities and offices to order disposable pleated face masks. The masks (item number 4240180002515) are now available for individual site orders through the Topeka, KS, Materials Distribution Center (MDC) eBuyPlus catalog. Previously, USPS sites were instructed to order masks only through district supplies coordinators….

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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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