Questions about mail?

The University community is alerted to take special precaution with mail in view of the recent cases of anthrax mailings.

Steps have been taken on the campus to review existing procedures, ensuring that what is in place will be effective to handle a case of anthrax mailing should it occur at UD.

Members of the UD family should feel confident that mail coming to UD offices is processed when it is received at the mailroom in the General Services Building

In addition, before mail arrives on the campus, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is taking additional precautionary steps.

At this time, USPS and other government agencies are not recommending the wearing of special protective equipment when opening mail.

The most effective method for minimizing exposure is to carefully look at all pieces of mail received and then to not open anything that appears suspicious, such as mail

• coming from someone unfamiliar,

• addressed to someone no longer in your office or otherwise outdated;

• having no return address or one that can’t be verified;

• of unusual weight, given its size; or

• showing a city or state in the postmark that does not match the return address.

If you receive mail that appears suspicious, call Public Safety at 831-2222. If you have other questions or concerns, please contact Occupational Health and Safety at 831-8475.

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