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Helpful safety tips, online resources regarding mailing needs

By Staff | Apr 10, 2020

The Sanibel Post Office appreciates the efforts the residents of Sanibel are undertaking so that we can continue to maintain normal operations at our local post office during this trying time due to COVID-19. We take pride in servicing all your postal needs and will continue to do so.

We would like to offer some helpful information to assist everyone to practice social distancing as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in regards to your mail service and mailing needs.

Please refrain from personally engaging your mail carrier unless absolutely necessary. If you need to speak to them, we encourage you to leave a message in your mailbox or call the Sanibel Post Office directly.

Please refrain from coming in to the post office if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms. Many mail related tasks such as changing your address, extending mail forwards, and hold mail requests can be performed from your home by visiting USPS.com using your home computer or smartphone. Did you know that you can purchase stamps or mail packages from your home? Did you know that you can request redelivery of items that we previously attempted to deliver? Did you know that we can answer your questions regarding your address changes, hold mail issues, package tracking, via USPS.com or phone? Feel free to contact our office or visit www.USPS.com for more information.

We do understand that there may be a need to come in to the office. The Sanibel Post Office has installed windows at our retail counter for the protection of our customers and clerks. If you feel that you need to visit the office for mailing needs, please observe the social distancing guidelines we have in place. We ask that no more than five customers enter our inner lobby at one time. Please consider wearing a surgical or cloth mask. Maintain a six-foot separation between yourself, your postal clerk, and any other customers that may be in the inner or outer lobby. If you are purchasing stamps or postal products, please plan on purchasing a sufficient amount to serve your needs for the foreseeable future. We also ask that your refrain from socializing outside our office at this time.

While we do miss interacting with the wonderful Sanibel community, we will continue to observe any and all CDC safety regulations for the protection of the community and our USPS employees. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at 239-472-1573 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Thank you for your cooperation. Stay safe and healthy.

Tirzah Fulkerson is the postmaster for the Sanibel Post Office.