USPS May Shut Down by June Without Emergency Action

The unofficial motto of the United States Postal Office is: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night deters these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

However, the motto says nothing about working through a global pandemic. The USPS is facing two severe problems as the outbreak continues: a lack of funding and a lack of protective equipment for employees. . .

Despite people sending and receiving more packages during quarantine, the amount of regular mail sent, which makes up more than 57 percent of annual revenue, is dropping daily. . .

Should the Postal Service close due to bankruptcy or massive infection, the consequences would be severe. Last year, they shipped more than 1 billion prescriptions to patients across the country. That number is only expected to rise as people continue to get sick.

The Treasury Department is preparing to cut millions of stimulus checks in the coming weeks. Without emergency intervention to keep the Postal Service afloat, there could be no one to deliver them. (Read more from “USPS May Shut Down by June Without Emergency Action” HERE)

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