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Denver Mail Distribution Center Closed after Employees Test Positive

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A personal shopper wheels a cart of groceries to a waiting car as he wears a face mask to help in the effort to stem the rise of the new coronavirus Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER — Denver health officials have ordered the closure of a United States Postal Service distribution center that handles all mail for Colorado and Wyoming, saying the facility has multiple confirmed cases of the coronavirus among its employees.

KUSA-TV reports state health officials confirmed five workers have tested positive for the virus at a facility that employs about 1,800. The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment issued the order Thursday, the day after investigators said they were denied full access to the facility.

The USPS said in a statement the closure notice did not cite any adverse findings and could affect the delivery of stimulus checks, prescription medications, personal correspondence and other vital goods delivered to more than 6.5 million customers in Colorado and Wyoming.