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Employee: USPS facility not cleaned immediately after presumed COVID-19 case

An employee with the United States Postal Service says her office is not handling a presumed positive coronavirus case properly.

News 12 Staff

Apr 12, 2020, 3:12 PM

Updated 1,527 days ago

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An employee with the United States Postal Service says her office is not handling a presumed positive coronavirus case properly.
Workers at the Hopewell Junction Post Office Annex found out one of their coworkers is presumed positive for COVID-19. They say their location won't close for deep cleaning.
Deborah Hoffman told News 12 the office will be cleaned Monday, while they continue to work for about 48 hours after they were told of the case. The location will not be closed during the cleaning.
USPS told News 12 it is monitoring the situation and following federal health recommendations. It also said that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through the mail.
A spokesperson for the postal service says the safety and well-being of its employees and the public are top priorities. "We adopted and continue to follow the CDC recommended cleaning protocols in Hopewell Junction, which included cleaning the building on Saturday... the process will be repeated on Monday at Hopewell Junction and other postal facilities across the nation."
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