Following the death of George Floyd, this past weekend saw widespread civil unrest, peaceful protests, looting, and riots in major cities across America. In response, several Chicago Post Offices limited delivery on Monday following looting and destruction throughout the city, while two locations temporarily closed.
Which Chicago Post Offices Limited Delivery, and Which Ones Closed?
The following four Post Offices limited or suspended mail and parcel delivery early on Monday:
- Englewood – 611 West 63rd St, 60621
- Henry McGee – 4601 South Cottage Grove Ave, 60615/53
- Ogden Park – 6559 South Ashland Ave, 60636
- Wicker Park -1419 W. Carroll Ave, 60622/42
The following locations closed completely until further notice:
- James E. Worsham Post Office – 7748 South Cottage Grove Ave
- Finance Station K Post Office – 3933 West North Ave
USPS provided the following statement in regards to the delivery suspension and closures:
“Under the advice of the Postal Inspection Service, these decisions are made to protect facilities and employees. USPS apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks customers for their understanding at this time.”
At this point in time, it’s unclear how long these temporary closures or service suspensions will last.
You Can Still Buy Labels with Online Shipping Software
If you can’t get to the Post Offices in your area, you should know that you can still buy shipping labels for your packages with free online shipping software. It may take a few days to for your local letter carriers to pick up these packages, until the Post Offices locations listed above have reopened and resumed delivery and collection services. That said, there’s nothing stopping you from buying labels and taking your packages to other open Post Offices within Chicago.
If you’re unsure how you can ship your packages from home, check out our guide How to Buy Postage Online.