(CBS4) – In a world upended by COVID-19, mail delivery is one of the few things that hasn’t changed. The Postal Service is deemed an essential business, but spokesman James Boxrud says that doesn’t mean it’s business as usual.
“On the floor here we have some tape set down, as our employees are coming in to clock in the morning, they’re staggered.”
From social distancing to staggered shifts, washable masks to rubber gloves, Boxrud took CBS4 inside the Greenwood Village Post Office to show us how the Postal Service is protecting customers and workers, after a carrier at the facility filed a complaint saying the agency wasn’t doing enough.
While the World Health Organization, CDC and Surgeon General say there’s no evidence that coronavirus can spread through the mail, it can spread among mail carriers. Colorado has 9,000 postal employees and, in the last month, eight have tested positive at four locations.
Boxrud says, “We take all of our guidelines from the CDC.”
He points to plexiglass at the front desk and hand sanitizer throughout the building.