Due to reports of package delays, the U.S. Postal Service is facing unprecedented mail volumes during the holiday weekend.
The Post Office stated on its website, “Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Post Office is experiencing unprecedented growth and limited staff vacancies.”
The high number and impact of the coronavirus pandemic has led many people to report that the Christmas package is delayed.
Several people told the Associated Press that they had not received the gift before the holiday and the delivery time exceeded initial estimates.
A man from Grand Rapids, Michigan said that he ordered a NASCAR model from his father’s collection for his father on November 30. Although the postal department notified him that the gift was first delivered for two days on the 8th in December, it did not reach his father on Thursday night.
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A woman in Ann Arbor, Michigan, also encountered a similar situation. She told the media that although the postal department issued an email on December 11 stating that she had reached her destination, she ordered on November 17. The Christmas ornament was stuck in Detroit. Columbus, Ohio.
She said: “Last week, I thought frustratedly,’Come on, come here,’ but now I’m a little bit smiling.”
She added that the recipients of these decorations will be able to hang them on trees next year, and there is a story about how the pandemic delayed their arrival during their journey.