During the pandemic, Casper post office’s have seen a 40 to 50 percent increase in package volume, which is similar to what it sees during the holiday season.
“A lot of that’s because some people are at home, a lot of businesses are closed and they only have online shopping available. We’re also seeing a lot of people receiving their stimulus and I think they’re investing it in their economy and buying online. So we’ve seen package volume just shoot through the roof,” said Boxrud.
Something that’s also been through the roof, is the outpouring of support from the community.
“Some people are writing notes, kids are writing sidewalk chalk on the ground, thank you mailman, things along those lines. Those things go a long way and it really encourages our staff,” said Boxrud.
Boxrud said USPS is very proud of its front line workers and they show up every day for the nation.