Postal employees to receive new face coverings

The Postal Service will distribute additional reusable face coverings to all employees as part of the organization’s ongoing effort to help its workers stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Response Command and Supply Management are distributing the new coverings, starting this week. The distribution will continue through November.

The new coverings are blue and embossed with the Postal Service logo. Each employee will receive one face covering.

Here’s how the coverings will be distributed:

• Each district supply coordinator will receive and distribute face coverings for employees in their districts, including employees at mail processing facilities.

• Employees at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC; headquarters field units; and area offices will be mailed face coverings to their home addresses.

• Postal Inspection Service employees in field locations will receive their face coverings from division personnel, while Inspection Service employees at USPS headquarters will receive their coverings from agency management.

• Face coverings will be sent to the Office of Inspector General headquarters to distribute to employees there.

• Extra face coverings will be sent to district offices for new employees hired during peak season.

Additional requests for disposable or reusable face coverings must follow the established process of ordering through each district’s supply coordinator.

During the summer, the Postal Service issued gray cloth face coverings to all employees.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially where other social distancing measures, such as standing 6 feet apart, are difficult to maintain.

During the coronavirus pandemic, USPS requires all employees to wear face coverings when there is a state or local face covering order or directive in place or when an employee — including those who do not deal directly with the public — cannot achieve or maintain social distancing in the workplace.

The Postal Service also encourages employees to follow the CDC’s guidance, along with its recommendations on proper handwashing and good personal hygiene.


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So replacement for the grey face covers from China that had a tag which read “This product is not a respirator and will not provide any protection against Covid-19 (Coronavirus) or other viruses or contaminants. I wonder what kind of label these new ones will have.

What grey masks?? All we received were the white ones that look like diapers

Maybe you were on leave or just letter carriers got a single gray polyester type mask with adjustable ear loops that were advertised for hot weather along with the 2 pack neck gaiter/cooling cloth. They came weeks after the initial 5 pack of small white cloth mask.

Nope never received gray ones. Just cloth white ones.

Only got 1 blue gaiter at our office

That’s what I was wondering. Glad we arent the only ones who thought they looked like diapers. Lol

They will say go back to Grey masks.

Yep, we got 5 white face diapers. And 2 blue gaiters for neck/face. Whats the point when supervisors don’t wear the masks either?

Postal employees are dying !!!
And this the best you can do for your employees, a mask with logo. ,

My co-workers have been given masks and won’t wear them. Why waste the money, I sew my own and purchased disposable ones. Managers don’t wear them either.

It is the principle. If the local government demands the wear and the union along with USPS management came to the decision to follow the local government guidelines then a mask becomes necessary to work and a uniform item. And by contract management must provide all tools necessary for us to complete our assignment.

Will these new useless face coverings be made in China and labeled not effective against Covid-19 like the previous masks were?

What ever happened to buy in the USA

We all know that Chinese make shitty goods.

Ask Buick

Last time the postmaster came with mask. He only gave mask to the carriers and nothing to the rest of us. Do we matter les than the rest. Most of the time they have the disposable mask but there have been times that I have to get my own. I would like to get one of these mask. In the station where I work everyone used them.

Thank goodness your mailing them to our home addresses we have an clerk who steals all our supplies I’ve personally been bringing in hand soap for three weeks because she steals soap wipes gloves paper products etc

Management knows she’s been doing it for twenty years