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An employee at Tyler’s main post office has tested positive for the coronavirus.

On Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Postal Service announced that an employee at the Tyler Main Post Office tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The statement said the postal service is in the process of reaching out to the local public health office and will follow the guidance they provide. They believe the risk is low for employees who work at the Tyler Main Post Office, but will keep employees apprised as new information and guidance becomes available.

The Postal Service said they cannot share the name of the employee who tested positive for COVID-19 or further specifics of their medical condition.

According to the statement, operations at Tyler Main Office, located at 2100 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, will continue.

Operations at the Tyler Main Post Office, located at 2100 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, will continue, according to the statement.

The postal service said the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html) and the World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses) as well as the U.S. Surgeon General have indicated that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through the mail and packages.

Cory is a multimedia journalist and member of the Education Writers Association, Criminal Justice Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has appeared on Crime Watch Daily and Grave Mysteries on Investigation Discovery.

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