USPS releases new COVID-19 guidelines after 2 Fargo employees test positive

FARGO, N.D. — Federal law prohibits me from providing information on individual employees. However, the U.S. Postal Service has learned that two of our Fargo, ND employees recently tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We have followed the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the North Dakota Health Department and thanks to our social distancing policy, we believe exposure risk to other employees or the public is minimal.

The safety and well-being of our employees is one of our highest priorities. To ensure the health of our employees, we are continuing to follow the recommended strategies from the CDC and local health departments. We also continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a nationwide basis.

Both the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html) and the World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses) have indicated that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through the mail. In addition, both the Surgeon General and the Director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases have indicated that there is currently no evidence that the coronavirus is being spread through the mail.

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