Two Baltimore US Postal Service workers test positive for coronavirus

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BALTIMORE – Two employees of the US Postal Service in Baltimore have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The US Postal Service said a case had been reported to the Brooklyn Post Office and on Tuesday evening, the Postal Service learned of another case from the Dundalk Post Office.

They said they followed the advice provided by the local public health unit and thought the risk was low for the employees who work at the Brooklyn Post Office and the Dundalk Post Office, but that they would hold the employees informed when new information and advice becomes available.

Under the Rehabilitation Act and the Privacy Act, specific medical information of employees must be kept confidential and can 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 other details of his medical condition.

To ensure the health of our employees, they continue to follow the recommendations and strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In addition, the USPS wanted to remind residents that the CDC and the World Health Organization as well as the Surgeon General of the United States have indicated that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread by mail and packages.



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