The U.S. Postal Service has learned that one of its Bustleton Station employees recently tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
The station is at 9925 Bustleton Ave.
The USPS said the safety and well-being of employees is one of its highest priorities. To ensure the health of employees, it is continuing to follow recommended strategies from the CDC and local health departments, and is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a nationwide basis.
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.
Both the CDC and the World Health Organization have indicated that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through the mail. In addition, both the Surgeon General and the Director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases have indicated that there is currently no evidence that the coronavirus is being spread through the mail. ••