This is a mandatory Stand Up Talk that ALL offices are to get. If you do not receive a talk, not given a paper to read, but a talk, let your Union Representatives know. And please, wear your mask.
Mandatorv Stand-Up Talk
Nov. 23, 2020
Protecting evervone's safetv and wellness
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic - even as new "hot spots" emerge around the nation and new
cases are reported - the Postal Service has continued to deliver for America. We are a lifeline
for millions of people.
As new cases continue to be reported every day, to help ensure your own safety and wellness, and
that of everyone around you, the following must be adhered to effective IMMEDIATELY:
• ALL employees are required to wear face coverings at all times while on duty in all
facilities. This includes all plant, local office and district office employees. The purpose of
this is to do all we can to keep everyone safe.
• Masks MUST be worn properly, fully covering your nose and mouth.
• You should adhere to social distancing guidelines (6 feet) whenever possible, including
while on delivery routes and at retail counters.
• Social distancing a/so applies to Plants and all Post Offices, to include, platforms, loading
docks, break areas and lunch rooms.
• Practice proper hygiene by washing your hands often for a minimum of 20 seconds. When soap
and water aren't available, use a 60-percent or higher alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has additional recommendations as well:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
You can request a face covering or surgical mask from your supervisor or bring your own appropriate
personal cloth face coverings to use while on duty. Masks with one-way valves or vents are not
sufficient, as they allow exhaled air and respiratory droplets to reach others.
If you cannot wear a face covering for health reasons, you should immediately contact your
supervisor to discuss reasonable accommodation.
Also, consider getting a flu shot this season. Flu vaccines don't prevent the coronavirus, but they
help to reduce flu-related illnesses, potential hospitalizations and missed work or school.
Taking these steps will help us all stay healthy and able to keep delivering for the nation. Thank
you for your attention and cooperation. Please be SAFE.
cc: All Union Presidents' - Long Island District Manager, Human Resources
Labor Relations Safety