UPDATE: The Postal Service on Friday told Cowboy State Daily they will not close their facility despite orders from the city and county of Denver.
The United States Postal Service distribution center that handles the mail for all of Wyoming was told to shut down by the City and County of Denver on Thursday due to coronavirus concerns.
According to a United States Postal Service tweet, however, the facility will remain open despite the order.
“The Denver Distribution Center remains open as we sort 10 million pieces of mail a day for every 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 Service,” the tweet reads.
According to a letter from the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, the state of Colorado has confirmed multiple cases of Covid-19 among the employees who work at the distribution center.
The United States Postal Service is protesting the closure stating that the mail service is an “essential service.”
James Boxrud, a spokesman for the USPS said the potential closure could impact citizens of Wyoming.
“This closure notice … has the potential to impact stimulus checks, prescription medications, personal correspondence, and vital goods delivered to the more than 6.5 million customers who live in Colorado and Wyoming,” he said.
Boxrud said the USPS has provided Denver Public Health “the necessary documentation to satisfy their inquiry and are confident the order will be rescinded.”