COVID-19 holiday adjustments lead to delays in mail deliveries

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The U.S. Postal Service is doing all it can to continue its work throughout the stressful and difficult time of a pandemic-filled Christmas season.

With a large amount of package influx this year compared to previous years, the post office is seeing a longer wait time for package arrivals.

This all leads back to the COVID-19 pandemic since many are mailing gifts instead of traveling for the holiday season.

“As soon as we get it, we’ll get it delivered,” Dothan Postmaster Chris Cox said. “You know, we’ve all been impacted. I’ve been impacted by late packages on a personal level, you know, and it’s just one of those things where we have to be patient.”

Wednesday was the last day to mail a package for the receiver to get it by Christmas, but you can still get your gifts to your family by the end of the weekend if you ship Thursday.

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