Concerns over possible COVID-19 case at Albany USPS distribution center

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — NEWS10 ABC has been receiving several calls from postal workers and their loved ones concerned over what they told us was at least one case of coronavirus at the mail distribution center located at 30 Karner Rd, just off of Central Avenue in Colonie.

NEWS10 reached out to the United States Postal Service asking for information on the situation. USPS spokesperson Maureen Marion declined to confirm any cases of the coronavirus. She sent the following statement:

“Federal law prohibits the Postal Service from providing information on individual employees. However, we are working closely with employees inside our Albany facility to assure all public health protocols are followed to ensure the well-being of our employees. We continue to follow recommended strategies from the CDC and local health departments. We also continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a nationwide basis. The CDC, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General have indicated that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 is being spread through the mail.”

Marion added that they are working closely within CDC and “in consult with local public health officials, including in the Albany area.”

She added that the facility remains open and that they are taking all reasonable measures to minimize the impact to customers.

NEWS10 asked if there was any perceived risk to customers who use the post office and lobby next door to the distribution center. The same spokesperson told us that they are currently using “social distancing” while interacting with the public.

Source: Concerns over possible COVID-19 case(s) at Capital Region USPS distribution center

  • Morgan Webb

    This is very misleading to the public! From firsthand experience as a Postal worker who delivers the mail on a daily basis, my post office and many surrounding mine are completely exposed! We deliver thousands of prices of mail and hundreds of packages a day from infected areas around the world. Our post office has no gloves available, no sanitizers, they do not clean or sanitize the vehicles we drive daily. We really have soap in our bathrooms and we have to provide our own cleaners and sanitizers just to attempt to remain safe… It’s very unfortunate the the postal service is always misleading the public. Be aware my friends, your mail, packages etc, are disgusting and could be highly infectious!

  • Bob Cracker

    This is so true. I believe I know who this person is: He was in a meeting with the ccas with a running nose and shorts, the last meeting we had with him, they provided lunch, after that meeting we never seen him again, and he was a cca, he was stationed at the gmf, he hasn’t been to work in two weeks and his name is always N/S on the schedule. Two plus two; his name is Elonge. But they aren’t telling no one who it is, or who was in the meeting, but this is easy to figure out. This place is secrative, yet we know all the basketball players and congress (federal people) who has it.