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Shutdown won’t shutter Postal Service

December 22, 2018

The U.S. Postal Service will continue delivering mail regardless of whether there is a government shutdown.

“In no way will a government shutdown affect the postal service,” U.S. Postal Service spokesman Rod Spurgeon said. “We are a self-funded organization. We don’t receive tax dollars.”

The deadline for first-class and priority mail to reach its destination before Dec. 25 already passed on Thursday. Priority Mail Express, however, shipped by Saturday should arrive before Christmas.

“For Priority Mail Express shipments mailed Dec. 22 through Dec. 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered, or delivery was not attempted, within two business days,” according to the postal service website.