The DeVargas Center post office reopened this week after being closed for over a month to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“We’re very happy to be open again and appreciate our customers’ continued patience and understanding,” Billy Fetterhoff Jr., Santa Fe's officer in charge for the U.S. Postal Service, said in a statement.

The reopening comes with a few changes: Only five customers are allowed in the post office at a time. Customers should place items they wish to mail on the counter and then step back, and there is now a plastic barrier to protect employees, and lines on the floor are spaced 6 feet apart for social distancing. 

Customers can access the North Guadalupe Street post office through the DeVargas Center's north-central entrance near Great Clips.

Commercial operations are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Post office box mail services are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

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Dan Frazier

The Santa Fe Place Mall post office has also been closed, and is still closed, though I heard a rumor it might open next week. In any event, closing the Santa Fe Place post office has meant that I have had to go to the Pacheco St. post office. While Santa Fe Place was usually dead, with few if any customers, Pacheco has often been busy, with a long line out the door. Not sure how that helps reduce Covid-19.

Maxwell Vertical

UPS and Fedex worked through the whole thing. Who needs USPS retail operations?

Jim Klukkert

Oh maybe the American citizens who are in locales not served by the for profit multi-nationals. Eighteenth century democracy fans believed democracy could only flourish with an informed citizenry, hence Ben Franklin's enthusiasm for the Postal Service.

If the USPS was not burdened with pension obligations 75 years out, designed to take the Service into destruction or privatization, it would be on a sound financial footing.

Which is not to say that the Santa Fe Post Office is anything but the worst PO in the whole darn system!

Chris Mechels

So, DID closing this Post Office "slow the spread of Covid"?? Really? Or is this just magical thinking? A tricky business.

Bridgett May

I'll go with hopeful thinking.

Jim Klukkert


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