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The Postal Service, by letter dated May 12, 2023, has notified the NALC that the Postal Service has discontinued all COVID-19 specific protocols, including all COVID memorandums of understanding, policies, and work practice restrictions and requirements. Effective immediately, employees are no longer required to report positive findings of COVID-19 or potential exposure through close contacts. Ill employees will continue to be advised to remain at home.

In lieu of work policies regarding COVID-19, letter carriers are encouraged to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC continues to provide updated guidance found at They provide recommendations regarding vaccines, symptoms, testing, isolation, and more. The CDC COVID-19 County Check allows users to select their state and county to monitor COVID-19 levels and take appropriate precautions. 

Employees that may have contracted COVID-19 through the workplace or in the performance of their duties should consider filing a workers’ compensation claim. Read more about filing on-the-job claims here

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