Coronavirus Info Center

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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. 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.

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

Latest News

Travel Update:

15 Mar, 2020 - Contingency Planning - EMEA, LATAM
  • 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.

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.

SCREENING UPDATE

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.

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.
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Resources

What to do after being vaccinated

17 Feb, 2021 - Helpful Links
If you are wondering when immunity kicks in and how long it will last after receiving the vaccine, watch this World Health Organization video, "I'm vaccinated, What's Next?" www.who.int
9 Ways the Pandemic Will Change Travel in 2021

9 Ways the Pandemic Will Change Travel in 2021

17 Feb, 2021 - Helpful Links
Workcations" or "flexcations" could be the new travel trend for 2021—a trip combining remote working and travel with family and friends. If you see a "workcation" in your future, you'll want to check out the answers to 9 of the most pressing travel queries. www.nytimes.com
The Quick Group’s IT Roundtable: Managing a Crisis on the Global Stage

The Quick Group’s IT Roundtable: Managing a Crisis on the Global Stage

17 Feb, 2021 - Podcasts & eBooks
Listen to The Quick Group's IT leaders discussion on business continuity & supporting customers' mission-critical logistics during a global pandemic. View video
"COVID-19 Speeds Adoption of Direct-to-Patient and Virtual Clinical Trials."

"COVID-19 Speeds Adoption of Direct-to-Patient and Virtual Clinical Trials."

17 Feb, 2021 - Ask the Experts
QuickSTAT's Scott Ohanesian discusses the need to quickly move to a Direct-to-Patient (DTP) model once COVID-19 shut down borders. Read more
Did you know that the age to donate ranges from 17 to 66?

Did you know that the age to donate ranges from 17 to 66?

26 Jan, 2021
As long as you meet the donation criteria, a fit and healthy person should be able to donate blood several times a year. www.redcross.org
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