Haledon NJ — Postal workers have been staying at home to fight the coronavirus spread, a precaution that has abruptly stopped mail delivery in three towns.
The local branch on Haledon Avenue also serves North Haledon and Prospect Park; the three towns share a ZIP code.
George Flood, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, said no postal worker tested positive for the virus, but that the branch had been confronted by problems related to it. He would not say how many workers were affected.
“It’s not business as usual,” Flood said.
“We’re dealing with the same employee availability, child care, elder care and health and quarantine issues impacting other essential government services and the general population,” he added.
Officials in all three towns said on Wednesday that residents did not get mail for at least two days.
Haledon Mayor Domenick Stampone said he was told that the post office “moved to a system of prioritizing” and rotating shifts this week. One of those priorities is delivery of packages, as some customers receive their medication by mail.