The recent civil unrest affecting a number of our communities throughout the United States has created mandatory curfews, lockdowns, shelter-in-place and other restrictions imposed by state and local governments. It is important to know that the Postal Service is part of the critical infrastructure of this nation. As a Postal employee we are providing an essential public service, this means that you are exempt from curfews, lockdowns, shelter-in-place, and other restrictions.
During this Civil Unrest period employees should do 3 things.
- When traveling to and from work you should carry your Postal Service Identification and the Essential Service Provider Letter that was sent to all postal employees a few weeks ago.
- If stopped by state or local enforcement officials, show your Postal Service ID and Essential Service Provider Letter to identify yourself as a postal employee.
- Explain that you are a postal employee and the reasons why you are traveling either to work or returning home from work.
With this information, enforcement officials should allow you to continue with your travel. It is also recommended that you keep your supervisor’s contact information readily available in case you need to notify him/her of your status.
Please stay safe.