Coronavirus Updates

The latest information & resources.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The coronavirus outbreak is a constantly evolving situation, and The Quick Group is committed to staying in close communication with our customers during this health crisis. This page is designed to provide you with the latest information and answers to your questions regarding how the outbreak is impacting global shipments. We’re also including links to relevant information published by expert sources.

We will continue to update this page as the situation develops. If you have questions or need information that is not addressed on this page, please contact your local customer service office or your Quick/Sterling representative. You can also find urgent updates on our Service Alerts page, as well as on our social media channels. (See full list of our social media pages, below.)

In the meantime, we remain focused on continuing to deliver the transportation solutions that meet your urgent shipping needs.

21 Mar, 2020 Contingency Planning

Illinois stay at home mandate

Illinois has ordered its citizens to remain in their homes unless they have vital reasons to go outside.

20 Mar, 2020 Contingency Planning

NY state/stay home mandate

New York state has mandated that 100% of its workforce must stay home

20 Mar, 2020 Travel Advisory

ALERT: California and Pennsylvania

California has extended their shelter in place order to cover the entire state. In addition, a curfew has been implemented in Pennsylvania.

19 Mar, 2020 Travel Advisory

ALERT: US State Dept. Travel Advisory

The US State Department has declared Level 4 Travel Advisory

18 Mar, 2020 Travel Advisory

Canada and the United States Border - UPDATE

Canada and the United States have agreed to restrict non-essential travel across the border as both countries try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

16 Mar, 2020 Contingency Planning


Canada has closed its border to non-Canadians or non-permanent residents; the only people allowed in will be Canadian citizens, permanent residents and US Citizens for the time being. Starting March 18th.

15 Mar, 2020 Contingency Planning

Travel Update:

  • United Kingdom: residents will not be allowed to travel to the United States for 30 days beginning 16 March
  • Ireland: residents will not be allowed to travel to the United States for 30 days beginning 16 March
  • Uruguay: Travelers from Italy, Spain, Germany, Korea, Iran, Singapore, Japan and France are not allowed to enter the country.
  • Peru: All flights to Europe will be suspended as of 16 March for 30 days.

14 Mar, 2020 Contingency Planning

The following added border closures were announced today:

  • Spain is closing borders, quarantining citizens, banning inbound flights and closing the country
  • Netherlands is closing borders
  • Slovenia is closing borders
  • Slovakia is closing borders
  • Romania is closing borders

The US government announced that it was extending its travel ban to apply to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Poland, effective Monday.

13 Mar, 2020 Contingency Planning


Most companies, institutions and medical facilities are working to protect employees, patients and visitors. At many facilities, particularly medical facilities, the public is screened prior to entry. This applies to our drivers making pick-ups and deliveries.

12 Mar, 2020 Contingency Planning

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

US Travel Ban: The US ban announced last evening by President Trump

11 Mar, 2020 Contingency Planning

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 Preventive Temperature -Tests Performed at Hospitals - Update 11 March, 8:00pm EDT

Hospitals working to protect employees and patients are now starting to temperature-test the public entering hospitals which includes our drivers making Pick Ups and Deliveries, before allowing access into their facilities. We will continue to monitor each shipment and alert you should there be a delay.

04 Mar, 2020 Contingency Planning


The Quick Group is working around-the-clock to monitor the situation and determine the best ways to support your current and future critical shipments.

02 Mar, 2020 Contingency Planning

Coronavirus news & resources:

Other news: 

New York state creates a containment zone in New Rochelle, in Westchester County, New York. Large gathering facilities such as churches/community centers and schools are closed. No street closings or travel restrictions at this time.

Italy shuts down all stores except pharmacies and grocery stores.

Quick updates:

Coronavirus news & resources:

Update 26 June - Q&A from the World Health Organization about dexamethasone clincial trial
The World Health Organizatation's has created a Q&A about the initial clinical trial results from the UK that show dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19.

Update 23 June - Update from the World Health Organization (WHO) on wearing masks.
Reversing its earlier guidance, they're now encouraging people to wear them to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.

Update 23 June - 
IATA has developed a roadmap on resuming aviation operations and reassure the travelling public that health and safety remain their top priority in the travel chain. Download PDF

Update 23 June - What are safe summertime activities?
How can we enjoy the warm weather as COVID-19 quarantines are being lifted? Here's what some healthcare experts have to say.

Update 23 June -
Good news!
Johnson & Johnson has moved up the start of the human clinical trials for its experimental vaccine to July, with hopes for an effective vaccine by the end of 2020.

Update 15 April - Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help,

Update 14 April - Remote Working Tips: The Importance of Communication - download the PDF

Update 1 April -  Remote Working Tips: Getting Started - download the PDF

Update 23 March - World Health Organization (WHO) Alert via WhatsApp for sharing COVID-19 information

Update 23 March - Google launches COVID-19 website. The site includes state-based information, safety tips and search trends related to the coronavirus.

Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help,

The American Red Cross:
is facing a "severe blood shortage" due to the coronavirus outbreak. You can schedule a blood donation appointment by visiting, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

The New York Times coronavirus live updates

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

IATA press release - response to latest US travel restrictions

News & information: World Health Organization

Coronavirus overview & FAQs – Centers for Disease Control

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 information page

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center

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