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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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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