Shipping Update from USPS


You can't get the corona virus from the mail. For a virus to stay active, it requires a specific combination of environmental factors, including the right temperature, a lack of UV exposures, and humidity. Because mail is exposed to so many different environments while in transit, it's very unlikely that the virus can remain viable on your mail. The CDC's official line is that the virus is spread through respiratory droplets and there's very low risk of getting it through the mail.

Status: Fully operational domestically within the US; experiencing delays in Europe and parts of Asia.

The service disruptions affect Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI), Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items.

  1. USPS will hold mail delivered to closed business addresses for 10 days; businesses can request temporary mail suspension for 30 days.
  2. Because it's classified as an essential service, mail services are still operational.
  3. USPS is following CDC and WHO health guidelines and procedures. So far, three dozen USPS employees have contracted the virus, and the agency is taking extra precautions.
  4. Signature-on-delivery services has been suspended; couriers will request verbal confirmation on delivery while maintaining a safe distance.
  5. USPS has suspended their guarantee on Priority Mail Express International mail being sent to China and Hong Kong.
  6. There are some delays in mail to and from China, as well as Europe.