How to Handle Packages During the Coronavirus Pandemic | Wirecutter

How to Handle Packages During the Coronavirus Pandemic | Wirecutter

The New York Times reported that some delivery workers with UPS and FedEx are continuing to work while ill out of fears of losing their jobs. When we reached out to UPS to ask about package safety and delivery-driver health, its representative pointed us to a statement on the UPS site, which says, “If a UPS employee experiences symptoms such as fever or respiratory infection, they are required to seek medical treatment immediately.” If you want to limit contact with the delivery person, you can use UPS My Choice for free to leave instructions on your deliveries.

The New York Times also reported that about two dozen postal workers have contracted the coronavirus as of March 23, and that other postal workers fear they are not doing enough to protect their health. In a statement on its website published on March 4, the United States Postal Service says it is following safety guidelines from the CDC.

In a statement on its site, FedEx says it is encouraging employees to monitor their health and asking anyone with flu-like symptoms to stay home, while sanitizing stores and trucks regularly.

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