Coronavirus Info Center

News & Resources to Support Your Supply Chain

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
Vaccine news: Pfizer announced today the results of a study, which shows their COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective for at least 6 months—and protects against the South Africa variant.

Vaccine news: Pfizer announced today the results of a study, which shows their COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective for at least 6 months—and protects against the South Africa variant.

01 Apr, 2021 - VACCINE UPDATES -
This comes after yesterday's announcement that their coronavirus vaccine was 100% effective in preventing COVID-19 in children ages 12 to 15. www.usatoday.com

Giving blood after the coronavirus vaccine

23 Mar, 2021 - North America, APAC
With blood drives cancelled and donation facilities closed since the start of the pandemic, the US blood supply has been significantly impacted. Learn about the safety measures in place to protect donors and how you can help organizations like the Red Cross meet their ongoing need for blood and platelet donations. www.washingtonpost.com

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines

21 Mar, 2021 - North America, EMEA, LATAM, APAC
The CDC announced today that it is updating its physical distancing guidelines for children in schools from 6 feet to 3 feet. Wearing a mask, however, is still critical. And when it's not possible to accommodate masks, such as while eating, the CDC says six feet of distance should be maintained. read more

Today is Certified Nurses Day!

19 Mar, 2021 - North America
When the World Health Organization designated last year as the “International Year of the Nurse & Nurse Midwife,” no one could have foreseen the incredible impact nurses would be making in 2021. It goes without saying that nurses—and other health care professionals—have been among the true heroes fighting COVID-19. That's why the “Year of the Nurse” was extended to 2021. And today, to certified nurses around the world, THANK YOU! We applaud your heroic efforts throughout the pandemic and celebrate your skills, compassion & dedication today & every day.

New CDC guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. They can safely visit other vaccinated people indoors—without wearing a mask or social distancing. In addition, vaccinated people can visit some unvaccinated people without masks or social distancing as well. www.cnn.com

J&J COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the United States

28 Feb, 2021 - VACCINE UPDATES - North America
Late Saturday, the FDA granted emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine. The J&J vaccine is the 3rd to receive the authorization—which will help speed up the vaccine rollout across the United States.
www.cnbc.com

FDA staff endorses Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID vaccine for emergency use.

If approved, J&J’s application would be the 3rd vaccine authorized for emergency use in the United States—following those developed by Pfizer-BioNTech & Moderna www.washingtonpost.com
Resources
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. www.healthmatters.nyp.org
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." https://khn.org
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