The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance easing its recommendation on face coverings and social distancing for people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, but Postal Service requirements have not changed.
During the pandemic, the Postal Service requires all employees to wear face coverings in public-facing settings when there is a state or local directive in place; or when an employee who does not deal directly with the public cannot achieve or maintain social distancing in the workplace.
USPS encourages all employees who wish to get vaccinated to do so.
Widespread vaccination for COVID-19 is a critical tool to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, according to the CDC.
Employees can request a face covering or surgical mask from their supervisors or they can bring their own cloth face coverings to wear while on duty.
The COVID-19 Employee Resources Blue page has additional information.