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 may request a surgical mask from your supervisor. Employees also may bring their own personal cloth face coverings to work for use while on duty.
Employees should not rely solely on the use of cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You should also adhere to social distancing guidelines (6 feet) whenever possible while on delivery routes, at retail counters, and within the postal workplace: in plants, on docks, and in lunch and break rooms.