The City of West Hollywood is going blue in celebration of National Postal Worker Appreciation Day. The city is recognizing postal workers responsible for sorting, transporting, and delivering our packages and mail during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
During the week of July 1, 2020, the West Hollywood City Hall Building at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard and the lanterns above Santa Monica Boulevard between N. Robertson Boulevard and Hancock Avenue will glow blue in recognition of National Postal Worker Appreciation Day. The West Hollywood City Council will present a proclamation to West Hollywood postal workers on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. at the Cole Branch Post Office located at 1125 N. Fairfax Avenue. The presentation will include representatives from the United States Postal Service (USPS) as well as local supervisors and employees.
Long before the coronavirus pandemic, postal workers have played a crucial role in the healthcare industry, managing 1.2-billion prescription drug deliveries each year, nearly four-million parcels each delivery day, along with millions of lab tests and essential medical supply shipments. The coronavirus pandemic has seen an increase in mailing ranging from online orders, care packages, protective equipment, wipes and disinfectants, grocery deliveries, and millions of prescriptions. In addition, the USPS is an essential factor in facilitating the national census and vote-by-mail efforts for primary and general elections, as well as distributing more than 100 million copies of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines, which offered information on protecting health.