Wear a MASK
Protection for YOU, your Co-Workers, your customers
and your FAMILY.
The United States Postal Service has modified its policy on face coverings and is now requiring all employees to wear cloth face coverings or masks where a mandatory local or state directive exists.
Face coverings or masks are also mandatory for employees in all facilities — postal or otherwise — where social distancing practices cannot be properly maintained. These measures have been put in place to continue to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and the communities they serve. The policy will remain in effect until further notice.
Mandatory Stand-Up Talk
April 21, 2020
Face covering and mask update. Cloth face coverings or masks are mandatory in support of local or state face covering directives or orders.
In addition, face coverings and masks are mandatory in all facilities where social distancing cannot be maintained.
April 21 SUT
Maryland State Face Covering Order
April 15, 2020
Washington Post April 1, 2020: "Peter Tsai, the materials scientist who invented the electrostatic charging technology that N95 masks — the highest-quality medical masks on the market — rely on, also believes that homemade masks are an important part of the United States’ battle against the coronavirus. Tsai recommended using car shop towels as mask material. The towels, available in rolls and often blue in color, would do a better job of filtering droplets than cloth, he said. The material is “very strong,” he said. “And it can be washed with soap and water and reused.”
Using blue shop towels in homemade face masks can filter particles 2x to 3x better than cotton, 3 clothing designers discover after testing dozens of fabrics
How to Wear a Cloth Mask Properly | Consumer Reports
NY Times: A User’s Guide to Face Masks