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100+ Baltimore District postal workers test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 17:49:23-04

BALTIMORE — More than 100 Baltimore-area postal workers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the United States Postal Service.

On Monday, a spokeswoman confirmed 118 employees in the Baltimore District have tested positive since March.

A local postal worker, who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of losing his job, said a District Manager confirmed on Friday that 74 employees have returned to work while 42 are still out.

The employee said mail hasn't been going out on certain routes, just packages, and carriers are having to work 14-hour days on top of worrying about their own health.

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"I’m very concerned because they’re sending people to different branches from other branches, so if we have people going back and forth to different branches, we have no idea whose got what, where, what’s coming back to our office," said the carrier.

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The USPS spokeswoman wrote:

The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority. To ensure the health of our employees, we are continuing to follow recommended guidance and strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Here's additional information from USPS on what's being done to keep workers and customers safe.

Customers experiencing service issues are encouraged to contact USPS by calling 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777), submitting an inquiry online or through Twitter @USPShelp.