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USPS to suspend delivery on national day of mourning

December 4, 2018

The Herald-Dispatch

After President Donald Trump proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a national day of mourning throughout the country to pay respects to the memory of former President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Postal Service announced it will suspend regular mail delivery and retail service that day.

The USPS said it will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that the Postal Service network remains fluid and USPS does not experience any impacts to its package delivery operations that might negatively affect customers or business partners during the remainder of the busy holiday season.

All Postal Service facilities - including headquarters in Washington, D.C., and area and district administrative offices - are included in the national day of mourning. Local managers will advise employees on staffing levels to maintain operations and prepare for the resumption of regular activities Thursday, Dec. 6.

Additionally, USPS facilities are required to fly the flag at half-staff through sunset Sunday, Dec. 30, to honor Bush, who died Nov. 30 at age 94.

According to reports, most federal agencies and financial markets also will be closed Wednesday.

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