Canada Post experiencing more staffing shortages due to COVID-19

With the omicron variant’s widespread leading to record-high COVID-19 caseloads, Canada Post is experiencing staffing shortages that may lead to delivery delays in parts of the country.

“We’re responding by implementing contingency plans where necessary and adjusting our operations to serve Canadians,” according to a Jan. 7 statement from the Crown corporation. “This situation is fluid across the country and customers may experience delays over the next few weeks. In addition, we may see temporary measures, such as the reduction of hours or short-term closures, at some of our post offices.”

Canada Post added it will uphold its mandatory vaccination policy for its workers despite the staff shortage.

Canada reported more COVID-19 cases during the first 40 days of the omicron wave than it did during the entire first year of the pandemic, according to CTV News.

 

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