First Community Transmission of Coronavirus Halts Mail Delivery

What might be the first community transmission of COVID-19 is having a major impact on mail delivery.

A postal worker from Canada Post has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after attending the funeral of a family member early last week at Caul’s Funeral Home.

Chief shop steward for postal services, Craig Dyer, says the unidentified worker was likely infected by another person at the funeral and worked for several days before testing positive.

He says the situation has affected mail delivery across the island.

The Kenmount Road location, which processes the mail for Newfoundland and Labrador, will be shut down until at least 3:00 p.m. tomorrow but Dyer says new information is coming almost every hour.

Story courtesy of VOCM