Coronavirus Info Center

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Quick Information Center

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

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.


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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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:

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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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Expediting Your critical Life Science Shipments - 8 Tips To Mitigate Delays And Ensure On-Time Delivery

Expediting Your critical Life Science Shipments - 8 Tips To Mitigate Delays And Ensure On-Time Delivery

02 Apr, 2021 - Podcasts & eBooks
As we're still dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain, it's more important than ever to do the necessary preparation and planning before your shipment is picked up. Read our tips sheet to learn the eight steps you can take to help avoid unforeseen delays. Download PDF
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

02 Apr, 2021 - Podcasts & eBooks
Listen to The Quick Group's IT leaders discussion on business continuity & supporting customers' mission-critical logistics during a global pandemic. Listen here

What Activities Can You do After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?

01 Apr, 2021 - Helpful Links
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines on what activities are safe for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID19, as well as those that require taking some precautions.
Trypanophobia or "needle phobia" is real!

Trypanophobia or "needle phobia" is real!

01 Apr, 2021 - Helpful Links
And it may make some people feel anxious about COVID-19 vaccines, which may require not just one, but two shots. If this sounds familiar to you or someone you know, you'll be interested in this article that provides helpful tips on how to cope with "needle phobia."