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USPS Workers are Forced to Work Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Published Sun Mar 29 2020 By Christina
USPS Workers are Forced to Work Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The United States Postal Service (USPC) is continuing its services amid the Coronavirus pandemic. 

USPC is promising Americans with continual in the regular operation as the country prepares to combat against COVID-19. 

According to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, "The Postal Service is taking this health threat seriously, but we also intend to act calmly and consistently based upon the advice of medical and public health professionals."

USPS cancelled its service in China due to airline cancellation

USPS temporarily terminated its service in China due to airline cancellation issues. 
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Brennan is urging employes and community members to follow the government recommendation for healthy sanitation such as washing hands, avoiding touching of eyes, mouth, and nose to prevent the virus from spreading. 

However, the employees of the postal service do not share the same thoughts, and it looks like the agency is not doing anything to protect them either. 

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In recent times, USPC confirmed a case of at least 85 COVID-19 patients among its employees, which has doubled since Monday, 23 March. Not only that, the company's already faced its first death of an employee who was a 50-year-old letter carrier from New York City. 

The worker died on Wednesday which alarmed already worried 630, 000 employees of the Postal service. 

 Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan

 Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan is working to ensure employee safety even though her employees aren't satisfied with it. 
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One of the letter carriers from Cincinnati came forward and shared her woes that her seniors absolutely do not care about the health and well-being of their employees. There isn't as much as the availability of hand sanitizers less any other measures. 

The employees spoke to the Government Executive, and more than 75,000 people signed an online petition for the Postmaster General to ensure the rights and safety of the employees during this pandemic. 

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The petition included a call for paid leave for anyone older than 65, sick leave for an employee who contracted coronavirus and handover of necessary supplies like gloves, sanitizers, and faces masks at all the stations. 

Regardless of the steps taken by USPS, the employee concern remain valid. After all, each individual has a right to safety. 

Meanwhile, we request everyone to maintain social distancing and stay safe. 

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