USPS employee at Farmington post office tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 11:48 AM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 12:01:20-04

FARMINGTON, Mich. (WXYZ) — A USPS employee at a post office in Farmington has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

The Postal Services says they are in the process of reaching out to the local public health office and will follow the guidance they provide.

Right now, the Postal Services says they believe the risk is low for employees who work at the Farmington location, but will keep their employees updated as new information and guidance becomes available.

The employee's identity cannot be shared due to protection under the Rehabilitation Act and the Privacy Act, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

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).

In addition, 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.

But, the U.S. Postal Service says out of caution it has "enhanced and supplemented current cleaning protocols based on CDC guidelines using disinfectants across the facility."

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