From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several occupations that are essential to public health and continuing day-to-day life, like doctors, nurses, police and fire officials.
Another service, perhaps unheralded, that provides people with a sense of normalcy and allows for the continuation of business and communication is the U.S. Postal Service.
Chase Parent is a letter carrier for the Princeton Post Office and has been on the job since last September.
“The biggest thing that’s changed so far is with local businesses,” he said. “A lot of them have had to either shut down completely or adjust their hours, so a lot of them that we usually walk in and deliver to, we can’t do that right now.”
Parent added that many local business owners are having their mail forwarded to their homes.