USPS wants Post Offices with more than one self-service kiosk to make sure customers can maintain social distancing while conducting transactions.
Accessible 24 hours a day in many locations, self-service kiosks allow customers to purchase print-on-demand stamps, ship packages, look up ZIP Codes and renew PO Boxes.
USPS, in its role as an essential service, continues to operate self-service kiosks at retail locations across the nation during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization is also following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for social distancing.
- Place a safe, secure barrier such as a sneeze guard between the machines.
- If the kiosks are close together and a barrier is not an option, place a “not in use” sign on one of the machines, but leave it powered on. If there are three kiosks, place the sign on the middle machine.
- Use floor tape to create a line that leaves at least 6 feet between customers to maintain social distancing.
- Clean kiosks, including the keypad, regularly throughout the day.
The Postal Service has distributed a stand-up talk for managers and supervisors to announce the policy to employees.