Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, APWU leaders have been in constant discussion with USPS management, demanding temporary leave policies, telework provisions where possible, and better safety policies, supplies, and equipment. This page is a resource for members to find information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

National Action

Our very first priority is ensuring that the Postal Service provides for the health and safety of our members. Postal workers are on the front-lines of the pandemic response. We are working to ensure that the hardworking men and women who keep medicine, medical equipment, food, supplies and other essential goods moving through the mail are protected as the country relies on us in ways they never have before. We are also working to make sure that the federal government keeps the vital infrastructure of the Postal Service at the center of its investment plans as it rolls out stimulus measures.

Latest Coronavirus News

May 21, 2021

Now It Is Easier to File FECA COVID Claims

The recently signed American Rescue Plan of 2021 makes it easier to file Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA)...

May 10, 2021

Industrial Relations Director Zimmerman Writes to Acting OPM Director for Clarification on EFEL Guidelines

On May 7, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman wrote a letter to Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director of the...

April 30, 2021

Industrial Relations ZOOM Seminar: Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL)

On April 29, 2021, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released their long-awaited guidance on EFEL. The...

March 19, 2021

Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions

President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today through June 4, 2021

Coronavirus Resources

Temporary MOUs

Stand-up Talks

USPS Resources, MIs and MMOs

We have moved some older Coronavirus resources to an archive page. You can find the Coronavirus resources archive here.

Mourning Postal Workers Lost in COVID-19 Pandemic

The worldwide COVID pandemic has tragically claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people in the United States, including over thirty-five postal workers and a number of APWU members.

“The APWU extends our deepest sympathies to the families of our members who have lost loved ones during this terrible crisis,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The APWU family grieves as one.” We also hope for the speedy recovery of the many postal workers sickened by this disease.”

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What You Can Do

Our union contract gives us rights and protections, but it’s up to us to use them. If you are concerned that our safety is being put at risk:

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