U.S. Postal Service: Risk of getting coronavirus from mail ‘very low’

CLEVELAND — If you were delaying getting your mail or decided to skip it altogether due to fears of being infected by coronavirus, the U.S. Postal Service made an announcement on Tuesday that should set your mind at ease.

“The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, traveled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low,” the USPS posted on its website, citing the World Health Organization.

The Postal Service states that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is currently no evidence to support transmission of coronavirus associated with imported goods. It also says that there is likely a “very low risk that COVID-19 can be spread from products or packaging shipped from China because of poor survivability of coronavirus on surfaces.”

It’s not just for packages that you really needn’t be concerned, but for all mail, according to the USPS.

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