What is an Essential Service in a Pandemic? The Post Office.

What is an Essential Service in a Pandemic? The Post Office.

What is an Essential Service in a Pandemic? The Post Office.

The New York Times, April 14, 2020 (Opinion)

As businesses across the country seek solutions for surviving the COVID-19 outbreak, the United States Postal Service is in major need of the same assistance. The Editorial Board of The New York Times takes a deep dive into the problems USPS has had leading up to the coronavirus outbreak and the problems it faces in the future. Steeped in politics, the organization holds a unique place as “a self-sustaining quasi-governmental enterprise” and provides necessary services in difficult times. “Long term, the Postal Service will need to restructure its debt obligations, among other significant reforms,” the Times editors say. “Short term, Congress must find a way to shore up the agency on behalf of millions of constituents who depend on it.” It’s part of where we’re heading post-COVID-19.

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