The Number Of Postal Workers Currently In Quarantine Will Disturb You

(Tea Party 247) – You may have been wondering, as you’re confined to your house, exactly how safe it is to check the mail. We’ve heard reports of the coronavirus being able to survive for days on surfaces, but what about mail?

And what about the health of our postal workers.

According to the National Association of Letter Carriers reports that about 2,000 US Postal Service workers are now in quarantine over concerns of being exposed to the coronavirus.

And 60 have already tested positive.

Over 630,000 people are currently employed by the US Postal Service, according to NJ.com:

Mail delivery is considered an essential service, so post offices remain open and letters and packages continue to be delivered even as other businesses shut down and residents stay at home. But as the pandemic continues to spread, some postal workers say the don’t have enough of the cleaning supplies and sanitizers they need to work safely.

“Any failure of the USPS to keep its workers safe not only puts their employees at risk, but also threatens each of the communities they serve,” wrote eleven Democrat members of the New Jersey congressional delegation, including Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), to Postmaster General Megan Brennan.

These lawmakers echoed the concerns of the union.

“In some places, all of these things are being done,” wrote union president Fredric Rolando in a statement. “However, in too many places they are not.”

Over half of the 2,000 workers are in voluntarily self-quarantine, according to NJ.com, while others have been ordered to stay home by public health officials.

In the report, George Flood, a spokesman for the Postal Service’s Northeast area said:

We are encouraging healthy behaviors and protocols including frequent hand washing, use of sanitizers, and additional cleaning of work spaces, and are encouraging any employee who feels they are sick to stay home. We are offering liberal leave and have worked with our postal unions to temporarily expand leave options for our employees.

“The Postal Service has said that the mail itself is safe,” NJ.com noted.

“There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 is being spread through the mail,” said Flood, citing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and the U.S. Surgeon General as backing his claim.

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    • Sorry to hear this Echo, and here I thought the Post Office takes care of their ppl. But you are right. I sign a petition for the Post office and UPS and FedEx to put Air Conditioner in ALL their vehicle’s. But I guess nothing come of it yet. How ppl medications are ruined by the heat and how cold it gets driving in the winter months here in Michigan. They always like to make it sound good in the Fake News. Stay healthy everyone

  2. Our president has mentioned hazard pay for those first responders who work during this crisis I feel that the men and women of the postal service deserve hazard pay also. Right now even getting a bill helps boost moral, and having medicines delivered can be life saving. Thank you for being there POSTAL WORKERS!!!

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  4. Don’t know about other Post Offices but ours here has instituted measures already. They now have clear plastic sheets from ceiling to counter dividers. A/C airflow is from behind the counter to the customer area. All the postal employees are wearing latex or nitrile gloves. Floors are marked with 6′ intervals in many places.

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  8. No one is prepared for something like this and there are no experts. How many people have their houses bubble wrapped? None. At least these people are doing their jobs, unlike the Democrats that make way more for just sitting on their asses. Finding ways to impeach President Trump, who is at least working on doing something while fighting the NO GOOD Democrats.

    • I was thinking the same thing Jeff. That’s a good start maybe. But then for roadside single mailboxes, would also need to sanitize every mailbox handle and outgoing mail flag that might have been contacted by someone carrying the virus probably?
      Keep hands washed (gloves?) to not spread surface to surface, and don’t touch their faces!

  9. So, like most cities, the USPS was not prepared either. Government agencies are not run by professionals. In the private sector they would all be fired.

    • Not many private companies were prepared any more than the USPS. These postal workers are known for dealing with many hardships and as you are quick to cast negative light on them, maybe you should walk in their shoes for a day.

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