(Local 892) -- Here are tips from the United States Postal Service on what to do if you suspect mail is contaminated with anthrax:

1. Do not handle the mail piece or package suspected of contamination

2. Notify your supervisor, who will immediately contact the Inspection Service, local police, safety office or designated person

3. Make sure that damaged or suspicious packages are isolated and the immediate areas are cordoned off

4. Ensure that all persons who have touched the mail piece wash their hands with soap and water

5. Call a postal inspector to report that you've received a parcel in the mail that may contain biological or chemical substances. An inspector will collect the mail, assess the threat situation and coordinate with the FBI

6. Designated officials will notify local, county and state health departments

7. Designated officials will notify the state emergency manager

8. List all persons who have touched the letter and/or envelope. Include contact information. Provide the list to the postal inspector

9. Place all items worn when in contact with the suspected mail piece in plastic bags and have them available for law enforcement agents

10. As soon as practical, shower with soap and water.

11. If prescribed medication by medical personnel, take it until otherwise instructed or it runs out

12. Call the Center for Disease Control Emergency Response at (770) 488-7100 for answers to any questions.