By The Associated Press

Is it safe to open mail and packages during the pandemic? Health officials say you should be fine opening up letters from your mailbox or packages on your doorstep.

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The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there's no evidence COVID-19 is spreading through mail or parcels. It's still a good idea to wash your hands afterward.

Like many businesses, the U.S. Postal Service is practicing social distancing at its offices including limiting the number of visitors.