As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, APWU leaders are 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 16, 2020

House Passes New Stimulus Bill- Postal Funding Included

On May 15th, the House of Representatives passed the fifth COVID-19 response package.  The 1815 page Health and...

April 29, 2020

FMCSA Waives Regulations that Includes PVS CDL Holders in Response to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, there is a high public need for transportation professionals. In response, the...

April 11, 2020

Safe removal of disposable gloves

After using disposable safety gloves, it is important to know how to remove them properly and safely.

April 9, 2020

NPR: The Postal Service Is Suffering Amid The Coronavirus

President Dimondstein appeared on NPR's All Things Considered to talk about the funding crisis that the Postal Service...

Coronavirus Resources

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USPS Resources, MIs and MMOs

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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