USPS: New resource helps ensure compliance with face coverings policy

The Postal Service has a new resource to help ensure compliance with its face covering policy in states and cities across the nation. USPS requires all employees to wear face coverings when there is a state or local face covering order or directive in place or when an employee — including those who do not…

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USPS distributing face coverings to all employees

The Postal Service is providing all employees with new face coverings, part of the organization’s effort to ensure their safety and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. Hot-weather cloth face coverings are being distributed and are available for mail carriers, vehicle maintenance facility employees and others who work outside in districts where average temperatures are expected…

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USPS: Staying safe during hot weather

The Postal Service wants employees to stay safe during hot weather. You should hydrate before, during and after work, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Research shows you should drink at least 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes. Dressing appropriately for the weather is important, too. On warm days, wear light-colored, loose-fitting and breathable…

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USPS reminds employees face coverings, social distancing required

The Postal Service is reminding employees to continue to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees must always maintain safe distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others when entering, exiting or working at any USPS facility, including Post Offices; processing plants; area and district…

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USPS: Face coverings guidance for warm weather

As the weather begins to warm up, the Postal Service is reminding employees of ways to prevent heat-related illnesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Employees exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat illness. It’s important to remember to stay cool and safe. Because the coronavirus can spread between people in close proximity…

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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 Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Cloth face coverings (4/6/20)

According to the newly published guidance, CDC now recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, because COVID-19 can spread between people interacting in close proximity. We strongly encourage all employees to follow CDC’s recommendation. If you wish to have a face covering, you…

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USPS has millions of surgical masks on hand — Order them!

From: Dean, Rickey R – Washington, DC <rickey.r.dean@usps.gov> Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:31 AM To: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Cc: Mills, David E – Washington, DC <david.e.mills@usps.gov> Subject: RE: masks Topeka now has millions of surgical masks on hand. They just need to order them. Rickey Rickey R Dean Manager Contract Administration (APWU) U. S….

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