UPS mobilises against COVID-19 in collaborations with global customers and US agencies


UPS has announced an increase in efforts in coordination with the President’s Coronavirus Taskforce, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and State health agencies

UPS will further collaborate with FEMA to provide supply chain services for the agency’s distribution of PPE and necessary materials throughout the US, including respirators, N95 masks, and gloves for use by healthcare workers across the country. As part of the collaboration, FEMA will gain access to UPS’s Worldport facilities in Louisville for temporary staging of critical shipments from overseas.

Additionally, UPS is working with an array of government agencies and companies to support the transportation of test kits, PPE, supplies and medical devices, including:

State Health Agencies: Helping US state health agencies, including California, Georgia and Kentucky, secure and set up testing sites at select locations. Offering to support other states including Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Henry Schein is utilising UPS to distribute and monitor personal protective equipment to medical professionals as well as drive-through testing facilities across the US.

UPS is assisting McKesson by delivering PPE shipments onto military bases where military members and civilians returning from overseas are required to quarantine. UPS has also shipped PPE to pop-up testing sites on behalf of McKesson.

DuPont: UPS Next Day Air services and UPS Ground shipping solutions to support the distribution of DuPont-manufactured supplies for drive-through testing centres throughout the US.

Pharmatech: UPS will ship 10,000 test kits on Monday, March 30, with ongoing shipments of approximately 20,000 kits every Monday, Wednesday and Friday moving forward.

LetsGetChecked: UPS will provide distribution services for 50,000 test kits a day. LetsGetChecked is releasing a two-part test in the U.S. that offers an immediate indication, followed by a full CLIA-certified laboratory test.

Everlywell: UPS is providing logistics expertise to assist Everlywell with the distribution of test kits to hospitals, community clinics, nursing homes, and organisations with healthcare workers on the front lines. Test samples will be overnighted to CLIA-certified laboratories and digital results will be available in 48 hours.

AmerisourceBergen is utilising UPS to support the distribution of critical, life-saving medications to physician offices, health systems and veterinary clinics so that patients can continue to receive the products – including chemotherapies, blood pressure medications and heart disease treatments – they depend on.

Source: UPS