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Two Baltimore U.S. Postal Service employees test positive for coronavirus

Posted at 4:44 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 16:44:46-04

BALTIMORE — Two Baltimore U.S. Postal Service employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The U.S. Postal Service said one case was reported at the Brooklyn Post Office and late Tuesday night, the Postal Service learned of another case from the Dundalk Post Office.

They said they are following the guidance the local public health office provided and believe the risk is low for employees who work at the Brooklyn Post Office and Dundalk Post Office, but they will keep employees informed as new information and guidance becomes available.

Under the Rehabilitation Act and the Privacy Act, specific employee medical information must be kept confidential and may only be shared in very limited circumstances. Therefore, the Postal Service cannot share the name of the employee who tested positive for COVID-19 or further specifics of his or her medical condition.

To ensure the health of our employees, they are continuing to follow recommended guidance and strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In addition, USPS wanted to remind residents that both the CDC and the World Health Organization as well as the U.S. Surgeon General have indicated that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through the mail and packages.