The Postal Service is reminding employees and contractors to adhere to the organization’s current face covering policy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the policy, all employees and contractors who interact with the public — regardless of vaccination status — must wear face coverings when there is a state, local or tribal directive in place that requires face coverings.
Employees and contractors who don’t deal directly with the public are also required to wear face coverings if they cannot achieve or maintain social distancing in the workplace, regardless of their vaccination status.
The requirement to wear face coverings likewise applies to employees and contractors in administrative office buildings who cannot maintain social distancing in the workplace, regardless of their vaccination status.
Employees and contractors can request face coverings from their supervisors, or they can bring their own face coverings to wear while on duty.
The Postal Service encourages all employees who wish to get vaccinated to do so.
Vaccinations are a critical tool to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its variants, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A stand-up talk was recently distributed to managers and supervisors on the current face covering policy.