The U.S. Postal Service stated publish workplaces across the island would start to scale back hours in response to a decline within the quantity of packages.
It additionally stated publish workplaces will stay busy after the vacation rush, sorting mail delayed after the pandemic hit and the frenzy of the Christmas season.
The adjusted hours of operation take impact instantly, in keeping with Tammy Schoenen, Guam postmaster. He stated the U.S. Postal Service delivered a report variety of packages to Guam prospects through the holidays. She did not say what number of packages Guam delivered abroad.
The hours of operation for our retail counters have been adjusted. Occasions for package deal pickup service additionally modified:
- Barrigada: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, closed on holidays
- Hagåtña: 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to midday Saturdays, closed on Sundays and holidays
- Tamuning: 7:30 a.m. to three:30 p.m. weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to three p.m. Saturdays, closed on Sundays and holidays
Vacation packages and election mail gummed up publish workplaces as staff confronted coronavirus protocols, which restricted providers.
“The pandemic led to a big enhance in our package deal supply quantity from final March,” Schoenen stated. “The remainder of the 12 months was like a nine-month-long Christmas rush.”
To keep away from supply objects caught within the mail backlog, Schoenen stated prospects ought to plan forward and mail their objects as early as attainable, any time of the 12 months.
“That suggestion is much more necessary so long as we’re nonetheless coping with the COVID-19 pandemic,” she stated.
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