USPS asks for extension on COVID-19 vaccination mandate

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (WHEC) — The USPS is fighting to delay the Biden administration’s request of vaccine requirements for federal workers.

Officials with the USPS argue the deadline set won’t be attainable for them to meet. The new requirement requests workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 or show a negative test. The postal service has roughly 650,000 employees, as astronomical number to have fit with the mandate, especially depending on how many workers either aren’t vaccinated or show up positive.

They also say it would have major delays on the delivery of mail.

As a counter, the USPS wants a 120 day waiver. As the case is reviewed, the postal service says it will stand by its current COVID policies.