Reps Seek Briefing from PMG on Alarming Number of Coronavirus Deaths and Infections Suffered by Postal Workers

Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy seeking a briefing on whether the Postal Service is effectively mitigating coronavirus infections across its workforce and to press the Postmaster General to more transparently report on employee infections and deaths.
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Nearly 150 Las Vegas postal workers have had COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nearly 150 U.S. Postal Service employees across the Las Vegas metro area have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been suspected of having the virus since the agency began tracking cases, the I-Team has learned.

In all, 115 confirmed cases were reported with 28 other cases listed as unconfirmed, according to data obtained by the I-Team. Late Tuesday, the I-Team also confirmed a new case of COVID-19 at the Henderson post office.

Last week, the I-Team reported at least 18 employees at the Postal Service’s center on Sunset Road in Las Vegas have tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of September. Documents show the center has seen at least 48 confirmed cases. Many of those cases at the Sunset facility have been reported since July and August, with some reported as recent as last week.

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