“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
While it isn’t the official U.S. Postal Service motto, it’s something mailwoman Amy Bezerra has kept to for the past 25 years. And now, we can add COVID-19 to that list of things that postal workers press through.
Bezerra is one of almost half a million mail carriers for the USPS, and for the last eight of those years, she’s had the same route just north of Denver, Colorado.
“My max is usually six years and then I’m like, ‘Eh, it’s time to move on and learn a different area.’ Which is really hard, because you get close to your customers,” said Bezerra.
But because of COVID-19, the part of her job she loves the most has now changed.
“My customers, being outside, being able to involve yourself with other people, giving customer service to a wide variety of people,” said Bezerra. “I don’t see near as many people. Your customers, if they do come out, it’s very rare anymore.”