USPS spokeswoman Karen Mazurkiewicz confirmed today that an area USPS employee has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a release:
"The U.S. Postal Service has learned that an employee at the Freeland Post Office, 701 Main Street, Freeland, tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).This has been confirmed by the PA Department of Health and we are following the guidance they have provided. We believe the risk is low for employees who work at the Freeland Post Office but we will keep our employees apprised as new information and guidance becomes available.
As you may know, 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.
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)."
Sources close to the Freeland Post Office say that every normal employee with the Freeland Post Office has been quarantined due to contact with the infected individual. Mail delays in Freeland can be expected.
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