Employee Safety - Postal Service COVID-19 Response   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Objective: "Our objective was to assess the U.S. Postal Service's response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak regarding the safety of its employees. In March 2020, the president of the United States declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency; its impact to the nation's health and safety has been unprecedented. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of July 31, 2020, there were 4.5 million cases and 151,000 deaths in the U.S. Many states and communities shut down businesses, asked people to stay home, and prohibited gatherings to slow the spread of the virus. Even during the shutdowns, the Postal Service continued to deliver mail and packages to every address in the nation, every day. To lead its pandemic response, the Postal Service created the COVID-19 Command Response Team at headquarters to ensure the agency followed directions and guidance from the CDC. The Postal Service implemented changes to slow the spread of the virus, manage and support affected employees, and ensure that recovered employees returned to work safely."

Report Number:
U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Report No. 21-E-0030
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Oversight.gov: https://www.oversight.gov/
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