March 11, 2020
USPS Statement on Coronavirus
The US Postal Service is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and continues to follow strategies and measures recommended by the CDC and public health departments. The CDC has information available on its website, https://www.cdc.gov, that provides the latest information about the virus.
We continue to have a temporary suspension of the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined for China and Hong Kong, which has been effective since Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, due to widespread airline cancellations and restrictions into this area. In addition, customers may see delays in mail and packages destined to China as well as from China. The Postal Service is undertaking all reasonable measures to minimize the impact to our customers.
Regarding the importation of packages, the CDC states there is likely very low risk that COVID-19 can be spread from products or packaging shipped because of poor survivability of coronaviruses on surfaces. Also, according to the CDC, there currently is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods; and there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods.
We post up to date information for consumers, small businesses and business mailers about postal facility service disruptions caused by weather-related and other natural disasters or events at USPS.com - Service Alerts (https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/ )