USPS Operating Status for National Day of Mourning, Dec. 5, 2018

President Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, December 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.

Out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to honor his vast contributions to our country during his lifetime, the USPS will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.


USPS operation details for mailing and shipping:


Mail and Parcel Delivery: Regular mail delivery will be suspended, however there will be limited package delivery consistent with our Peak Season Sunday schedule.

Priority Mail Express Mail: All Priority Mail Express mailpieces scheduled for delivery on December 5 will be delivered.

Retail/Post Office: All operations will be suspended. Post Offices across the U.S. will be closed.

Collection Boxes: Mail will be collected from boxes in front of Post Offices and high volume boxes that have a potential to overflow, while other box collections will be suspended.

Package Pickup: All package pickup requests will continue as scheduled. IMPORTANT! No new package pickups are being scheduled for December 5.

USPS Customer Service: The USPS Call Center will be in operation but may have reduced staffing.


USPS operation details for business mailers and large shippers:


Transportation: Air and Surface transportation will operate as scheduled, and scheduled dispatches to Post Offices will occur.

Delivery Destination Units (DDU):  All DDUs will accept drop shipments.

NDC/SCF/DPS Plants: All plant operations, including Network Distribution Centers (NDC) and Sectional Center Facilities (SCF), will operate as scheduled except delivery point sequence (DPS) processing. FAST appointments will be accepted.

Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU): The BMEU/Detached Mail Unit (DMU) in plant locations will be open, while BMEU operations will be suspended at Post Office locations.

Administrative Offices including Headquarters:  All administration offices will be closed.

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