Downtown Santa Fe post office closed after worker contracts coronavirus

U.S. Postal Service officials confirmed Friday a worker at Santa Fe’s downtown post office on South Federal Place has tested positive for the new coronavirus, which has shut down commercial operations and diverted mail pickup from the office at DeVargas Center.

“We believe the risk is low for employees who work at the Santa Fe main post office, but we will keep our employees apprised as new information and guidance becomes available,” said Rod Spurgeon, a Postal Service spokesman.

Postal workers, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to talk to the media, said they were sanitizing the entire post office and were unsure when in-person services would resume.

Spurgeon said DeVargas Center mail will be diverted to the Coronado Post Office on South Pacheco Street, where people can pick up their deliveries with photo identification.

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