Ites Jim Lloyd:
I know the US Postal “Servicing” is considered essential, which is debatable, but as COVID19 can stay active on surfaces for days, why wouldn’t letter carriers & clerks be sidelined like the bartenders & busboys?
According to USPS.com, it’s because no confirmed case has been linked to the mail, so it’s okay to err on the side of danger the private sector should avoid (or has been ordered to avoid).
When the hysteria concludes, the good news is that more people will be asking questions of each other and the institutions that dominate the culture, and competition is almost always benefits individuals. This whole experience could be titled: COVID19 or How I Learned To Question the first Line and Stop Getting Sheared.
Keep the faith.