There will be no mail service on Wednesday, December 5.  By proclamation of President Donald Trump, the date has been declared a National Day of Mourning - allowing people to pay tribute to President George H. W. Bush - who passed away on November 30 at the age of 94.

In conjunction with the National Day of Mourning, the U.S. Postal Service will suspend regular mail delivery and retail service on December 5.  Behind the scenes, USPS will continue with "limited package delivery service to ensure that the Postal Service network remains fluid and [...] does not experience any impacts to it's package delivery operations  that might negatively affect customers or business partners during the remainder of the busy holiday season."

Throughout the country, local managers will determine the levels of staffing they need to maintain services.  However, no routine deliveries will go out.

Along with curtailed mail service on December 5, post offices throughout the country will fly their flags at half-staff through December 30.