Las Vegas postal workers see sudden surge of COVID in recent weeks

Las Vegas postal workers are seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases at the valley’s central processing plant, which sorts all of Southern Nevada’s outgoing mail.

About 24 cases within the last four weeks had been confirmed among workers at the plant as of Friday, according to Chris Washington, president of the local American Postal Workers Union. The plant is located at 1001 E. Sunset Road.

Seven of those positive cases were announced among workers Wednesday. Two were announced Friday. The workers affected include clerks and mail handlers as well as management and maintenance staff but do not include letter carriers.

The entire second floor of the building was shut down Friday. Administrative staff cleared from their offices were instructed to work from home.

“We’re trying to understand what is going on,” Washington told the Review-Journal. “Is it outside coming in, or inside coming out?”

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