Denver health officials ordered the U.S. Put up Place of business distribution heart to shut down, citing COVID-19 considerations, however the post workplace remains originate.
Denver Department Public Health & Ambiance sent a letter to the USPS facility, 7550 E 53rd Place, on Wednesday ordering it “to shut all onsite operations, efficient immediately.”
The city’s reveal said the facility “must remain closed” except multiple COVID-19 “retain watch over measures” are met and that “approval for reopening” will handiest be granted by a DDPHE representative.
The State of Colorado has reported multiple confirmed COVID-19 cases of workers working at the distribution heart, according to the letter.
USPS officials were snappy to acknowledge and the facility remained originate on Thursday.
“We strongly disagree with the Denver Public Health reveal, which was made with out a visual verification, with out advanced coordination with the team of postal workers working on these concerns with Denver Public Health, and with out the understanding of the Postal Carrier’s substantial, ongoing efforts to give protection to its workers and the public,” said a USPS statement.
The Denver Distribution Heart remains originate as we sort 10 million pieces of mail a day for each person in CO and WY including medications, stimulus checks, and election materials. We are meeting all CDC and federal guidelines for COVID-19. USPS is an Essential Carrier.
— USPS Colorado (@USPS_Colorado)May 21, 2020
“The Denver Processing and Distribution Heart is federally owned and operated and is dedicated to all federal and CDC directives and safeguards in regards to COVID-19 protection,” the USPS statement said. “We have provided Denver Public Health the necessary documentation to satisfy their inquiry and are assured the reveal can be rescinded.”
USPS said in a information release that the heart handles 10 million pieces of mail a day for extra than 6 million individuals in Colorado and Wyoming. The release said it is miles the fourth-largest processing heart in the nation.
DDPHE officials said that “minimal observations” were made on a Wednesday inspection because of “refusal of information and access to the facility.”
In the letter, Denver officials said that all workers must detached be screened at the beginning and stay of every shift and that all staff must detached be monitored closely. The letter also states that all the facility must detached be disinfected.
Metropolis health officials said the USPS must provided the town with a checklist of all confirmed cases, within 24 hours, and update the checklist every Monday except notified that it would be no longer necessary.
Failure to conform may outcome in citations and summons, the letter, signed by Jessica Paulin, public health investigator, said.
The city said in a separate release late Thursday night: “This was a measure of last resort, and the handiest remaining tool we have to get the facility management’s attention and obtain public health compliance during a pandemic. DDPHE and the Metropolis Attorney are dedicated to resolving these considerations with federal authorities fast.”