Canada Post says it is no longer providing delivery services for mail and parcels to dozens of countries around the world as the coronavirus spreads.
The organization, which is considered an essential service, is taking several steps to protect its workers and other Canadians.
Canada Post made the announcement last week but did not say when the temporary disruption would end.
Several Caribbean countries will be affected. These include the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Guadelupe, Guyana. Haiti. St. Lucia and the British Virgin Islands
Canada Post has issued four alerts for service interruptions last month. Delays are expected for deliveries to Italy, China, Hong Kong and Macau because of changes implemented to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in those regions.
The postal service says it remains committed to serving Canadians during these “challenging times” and will review and change its approach to mail service in response to health and safety measures necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada Post is also reducing hours of operation by two per day to give employees more time to clean and restock. It is also dedicating the first hour of operation to customers at higher risk of infection, such as elderly people or those with compromised immune systems.
Customers are asked to use the “Find a Post Office” feature on the Canada Post site to see the locations’ hours of operation.