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USPS mail carriers say the service isn’t doing enough to protect them from the coronavirus and are mixing DIY sanitizer and buying gloves online to stay safe

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Business Insider spoke with two US Postal Service mail carriers this week who said their employer was doing too little to protect them during the coronavirus outbreak.
They described unsanitary conditions in post offices and mail trucks and said they were not getting protective equipment like gloves and face masks.
One resorted to making her own sanitizer at home from bleach, while the other has bought gloves and masks at inflated prices online.
The USPS did not answer the workers’ concerns directly but said in a statement that it was taking action to limit the risk of infection among its staff.
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With many Americans under orders to stay at home, work has continued as usual for the United States Postal Service, deemed an “essential” business.

But mail carriers are concerned that their working conditions have made them sitting ducks during the coronavirus pandemic.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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