In a new letter, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan thanks USPS employees for their continued service to the nation during the coronavirus pandemic.
“During these challenging and unprecedented times, I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to you — the dedicated and unwavering employees of the United States Postal Service,” Brennan writes.
“While the impact the coronavirus has had upon our nation and our communities cannot be overstated, we will most assuredly overcome this disruption and thrive, again, as we have in the past. I am reminded, however, that it’s during troubled times such as these that the crucial role the Postal Service plays in the daily lives of the American people clearly shines through. Our mission to bind the nation together is more important than ever during times of crisis, and is achieved through the tireless efforts and sacrifices of our dedicated employees.”
The letter, which was mailed to every employee’s home address last week, explains that USPS is working closely with federal, state and local health authorities to ensure that the organization provides its essential service in a manner that protects the safety of its employees and the public.
The Postal Service has adjusted procedures to achieve this goal, Brennan writes, and the organization is keeping employees updated through stand-up talks, articles in USPS news publications, bulletin board messages, and other communications channels.
Additionally, the letter notes that several agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, as well as the surgeon general, have all said there is a very low risk that the virus is being spread through the mail.
Brennan concludes by saluting employees for helping the organization to maintain its normal operations during the pandemic.
“While all of us support the Postal Service in many different ways, those of you remaining physically present in the communities and serving our customers — whether in our retail offices or in transporting, processing and delivering goods and services to millions of people, providing mission-critical support across our network during these unprecedented times — are truly binding this nation together,” she writes. “For this I am so proud and thankful, as is the nation.”