Postal workers keep working amid pandemic, take extra precautions

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — The unsung heroes deliver medication, send cards to loved ones, and bring your much needed amazon orders to your doorsteps. Postal workers are still working around the clock to get community members their mail.

But their everyday routine puts them at risk for getting the COVID-19 virus. That is why the United States Postal Service is taking steps to keep their workers safe.

Inside the Beckley store, sneeze guards were installed and the clerks are wearing gloves.

They are also taking steps to keep the community safe. In their stores, they are asking customers to stand six feet apart in line and they only allow 10 people in the lobby at one time.

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Congressman says Trump personally objected to any assistance for US Postal Service in virus bill

WASHINGTON — Mail volume has dropped dramatically since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA). Letter carriers are still going door to door and delivering mail across America, but when volume drops, revenue drops as well.

Rep. Connolly is sharing his concerns with WUSA9 about the 650,000 U.S. Postal Service employees across the country.

“The Postal Service is going to run out of all cash by June,” said Rep. Connolly. “Trump personally objected to any assistance for the Postal Service.”

The $2 trillion dollar stimulus plan signed by the President gives USPS the ability to borrow $10 billion from the U.S. Treasury.

Rep. Connolly says the initial version of the bill included $25 billion for the cash strapped agency.

Source: Congressman says Trump directly involved in removing stimulus funds for Postal Service | wusa9.com