While the CDC says there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through the mail, a Colorado postal worker says the U.S. Postal Service isn’t doing enough to protect its workers from the virus.
“My intention is not to make the post office look bad,” says Stefan Geisler, a mail carrier in Greenwood Village. He is sounding an alarm about what he calls a volatile situation at post offices across the country. He says employees are being forced to work in “beehive-like” conditions that put them at high risk of COVID-19.
“We’re about 40-50 people at Greenwood Village, so you’ve got 40-50 people buzzing around. If I have asymptomatic clerk, carrier or manager come in, in that beehive time I’m in a prime situation where I can infect and spread to everyone in the office.”