Since the monkeypox outbreak started in May, there have been almost 16,000 reported cases in the United States and now some federal agencies with frontline employees are taking action to protect their workforce.
As of now, the virus is most prevalent in men who have sex with men, but anyone who comes in close, personal contact with an infected individual is at risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. Postal Service
“The health and wellbeing of our employees is of critical importance to the Postal Service,” said Darlene Casey, USPS senior public relations representative. “To ensure they get the most accurate and current information, we have encouraged employees who have raised questions and concerns related to monkeypox to contact their physicians and local public health officials who will be in a much better position to provide the expert guidance they seek.”