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‘Terrified’ Package Delivery Employees Are Going to Work Sick – Yahoo

Hour after hour, day after day, the packages keep arriving: food, medicine, clothes, toys and a million other items brought to the doorsteps and building lobbies of Americans who are hunkering down as the coronavirus sweeps the land.

An increasing number of the workers sorting those boxes, loading them into trucks and then transporting and delivering them around the country have fallen sick.

They have coughs, sore throats, aches and fevers — symptoms consistent with the coronavirus. Yet they are still reporting for their shifts in crowded shipping facilities and warehouses and truck depots, fearful of what will happen if they don’t.

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Package delivery services continue despite COVID-19 outbreak – Fox 8

The United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx and DHL are ensuring customers that they will continue to deliver packages despite the coronavirus.

UPS says operations and The UPS Store locations have been designated as critical infrastructure by the governors’ offices in all 50 states.

This means UPS workers will continue to pick up and deliver mail and packages, even in restricted areas.

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Airport Authority approves leasing agreements with FedEx and UPS – Memphis Business Journal

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has approved leasing agreements for more land to two of their major tenants.

The board approved Thursday, March 19, an amendment to its composite lease agreement with FedEx, which will let the company add roughly 110,000 square feet of unimproved land.

The board also approved a land lease agreement with Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS).

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Drivers Face Wary Customers, Temperature Checks – Fidelity

Drivers from FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. are encountering new obstacles and heightened levels of suspicion due to the coronavirus pandemic, which is upending the daily routine of ferrying packages to homes and businesses.

Customers, wary of the number of people drivers are exposed to on their routes, grill them about whether they might be infected. Some are being asked to sign documents about their health status or submit to tests before they enter a business. Then there is the signature process, which has quickly become outmoded and prompted UPS to institute a new approach that allows signers to keep their distance.

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UPS, FedEx Ease Signature Rules to Protect Against Virus – MSN

FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. are dropping the normal signature rules for package deliveries to protect customers and workers as the coronavirus outbreak worsens.

In a small sign of how the disease is changing business as usual, FedEx said it’s suspending the need to sign for most packages. UPS is also forgoing routine signatures.

For parcels that require one, UPS drivers leave sticky notes before retiring to a safe distance. The customer signs the form, which the UPS employee then picks up after the client has left, a spokesman for the courier said.