Canada Post Is Warning Your Mail & Packages Might Be Delayed Over The Next Few Weeks

Some post offices may even be closed entirely.

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Canada Post Is Warning Your Mail & Packages Might Be Delayed Over The Next Few Weeks

If you're eagerly waiting for mail or packages to arrive, you might have to wait a little bit longer due to Canada Post delays.

On Friday, January 7, the crown corporation announced that it is experiencing "an impact on staffing" that is forcing it to adjust its operations and implement contingency plans.

"This situation is fluid across the country and customers may experience delays over the next few weeks," it warned, adding that the Omicron and COVID-19 situation in Canada is rapidly changing.

As well, the company may have to reduce hours at certain post offices, or even close some entirely for the short term.

"While we respond to this current situation, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our people and the communities we serve," it said. "Thank you for your patience and understanding."

This isn't the first time Canada Post has had to warn customers to expect delays because of COVID-19.

In April, an outbreak of COVID-19 at its Gateway West Facility in Mississauga forced around 80 employees and contractors at the Toronto Exchange Office to leave work and self-isolate for 10 days.

"The Toronto Exchange Office is where inbound international mail items arrive for review and clearance by the Canadian Border Service Agency. Contingency plans are being implemented to minimize customer impacts. Any customer expecting an international mail item should track their item online and expect delays," the company told Narcity in a statement.

Last January, the company told customers to expect delays when it revealed that 182 people tested positive for COVID-19 at a facility in Mississauga.

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