Many businesses in local communities were forced to shut down abruptly without having time to think about their mail delivery. Typically, a local post office will hold mail for 10 days before beginning to return it to the senders.
“Current postal policy is to return the mail to the delivery office, indicate the date the mail is first returned to be held, and hold for 10 days. In order to accommodate businesses during this challenging time, we will now extend the hold period to 30 days before returning the items to the sender,” the U.S. Postal Service said in a press release.
This extension gives local business owners an opportunity to contact postmasters and make arrangements for the delivery of their mail.
“Once the business reopens, delivery should immediately resume unless other arrangements have been made,” the U.S. Postal Service said. “If the business fails to make alternative delivery arrangements or does not submit a request to hold or forward its mail after 30 days, the process of returning mail to the sender will resume.”
Your local post offices include:
Arbuckle Post Office, 415 5th St., Arbuckle – (530) 476-2235
Colusa Post Office, 357 Market St., Colusa – (530) 458-3037
Grimes Post Office, 170 Main St., Grimes – (530) 437-2439
Maxwell Post Office, 260 Oak St., Maxwell – (530) 438-2552
Princeton Post Office, 149 Commercial St., Princeton – (530) 439-2252
Stonyford Post Office, 259 Market St., Stonyford – (530) 963-3242
Williams Post Office, 801 E St., Williams – (530) 473-2472