• Project Title:
  • Ventilation & Filtration in Postal Facilities
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • September 2021

The Postal Service owns more than 8,400 facilities. In the wake of the global pandemic, public expectations for trusted and safe indoor business environments, including those of the Postal Service, are evolving. Research has shown that airborne transmission of the coronavirus should be controlled.

Businesses can control airborne exposures to the coronavirus by taking precautions such as maintaining proper air ventilation and filtration in facilities.

Ventilation is the process of replacing the air in a space with outside air, by natural or mechanical means. This can be accomplished by opening doors and windows or installing fans and other portable equipment to circulate air. Filtration is a process of passing air through a porous material to remove suspended matter from the air.

  • Are ventilation and filtration systems in your facility maintained and operational in your facility?  
  • What concerns do you have about ventilation and filtration in your facility?
  • How does the level of cleanliness at your facility promote or impede proper ventilation?

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  • anon

    As a safety captain at the Sacramento P&DC, I have noticed numerous vents way below the standard of acceptable cleanliness. Many vents in enclosed rooms have caked on dirt, dust and other particles from lack of maintenance further compromising proper ventilation.

    Apr 07, 2021
  • anon

    Thank you for your comment. Has a complaint about these dirty vents been filed with your local management or maintenance?

    Apr 14, 2021
  • anon

    The ventilation system at the Philadelphia Main Post Office, 3000 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 does not function adequately. The percentage of cases is higher than the national average.

    Mar 30, 2021
  • anon

    Thank you for this information. We will be considering the number and rate of COVID-19 cases when we select facilities for review.

    Apr 08, 2021

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