China Mail and Coronavirus
Can you get Coronavirus from touching/working mail that comes from China?
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises that because of poor survivability of the coronavirus on surfaces, there is likely a very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures. Coronavirus is generally thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Currently there is NO evidence to support transmission of Coronavirus associated with imported goods and there have been NO cases of Coronavirus in the United States associated with imported goods.
Locally, the NPMHU Local 320 hs been in contact with Postal Management regarding China mail concerns. We were informed that normally China mail takes a minimum of two weeks to enter the USA. Most mail comes from the Los Angeles NDC facility and they normally have it for another 5 days prior to dispatching to Arizona.