USPS Tests New Ways to Protect Employees From Coronavirus

Government Executive: The U.S. Postal Service is piloting several initiatives to better protect its workforce from the spread of the novel coronavirus, including temperature readings and widespread testing at postal facilities.

The mailing agency has endured a significant impact from the pandemic, with 2,400 employees testing or presumed positive for COVID-19. It has quarantined 17,000 employees due to exposure to the virus, or nearly 3% of its 630,000 workers. About 70% of those employees have since been cleared to return to work. Sixty postal workers have died from symptoms related to the virus.

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