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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor coronavirus…

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor coronavirus…


The words “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” have long been associated with the American postman.

Now the US Postal Service can add Coronavirus to that list.

“The CDC, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General have indicated that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 is being spread through the mail,” the United States Postal Service said in a statement.


Some concern may have arisen after the National Institutes of Health published data last week which suggested the novel coronavirus can stay viable up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

However, the World Health Organization says likelihood of infection through packages that have been moved and exposed to different conditions and temperatures is low.

The USPS is closely monitoring the situation but for now, you can still expect to see your local mail delivery person make their rounds.

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