Coronavirus Info Center

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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It goes without saying that the coronavirus (COVID-19) dominated 2020—and it changed the world as we knew it. Though the year closed with the arrival of vaccines, continued challenges and uncertainties still exist.

This page was designed in March of 2020 to provide you with the latest information and answers to your questions on how the outbreak was impacting global shipments. We shared insights from The Quick Group’s logistics specialists, as well as links to relevant information published by expert sources. We will continue to deliver critical COVID-19 content. However, given the current state of pandemic-related breaking news, we’re going to dial back the frequency of posts on this web page. We will continue to share urgent updates on our website’s Service Alerts pages, our social media channels and on this COVID-19 website, as needed.

And whenever you have a question or need additional information—whether COVID-related or not— please contact your local customer service office or your Quick/Sterling representative or send an e-mail to one of our global logistics specialists via our Ask the Experts page. No matter how you’d like to connect with us, please remember that when the unexpected happens, we are here for you.

Latest News - LATAM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved today the first COVID-19 vaccine.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved today the first COVID-19 vaccine.

23 Aug, 2021 - VACCINE UPDATES - North America, LATAM
It will now be marketed as Comirnaty for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine will continue being available under emergency use authorization for those 12-15 years of age and as a third dose for certain immunocompromised individuals. www.statnews.com

ALERT

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today that it is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at the country's Canadian and Mexican border crossings through September 21st. The Quick companies continue to provide uninterrupted service between these countries; essential workers, such as Quick/Sterling employees, are exempt from this mandate. If you have any questions about your shipments, please contact your local Customer Service Center.

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

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

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

Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Protects Against U.K., South Africa Variants, Study Shows

The vaccine developed by Pfizer appears to be effective against the more transmissible variants of the coronavirus, including the one first discovered in South Africa www.usnews.com

The vaccine developed by the University of Oxford & AstraZeneca not only protects people from serious illness & death, it also slows the transmission of the virus.

The researchers' study is the first to demonstrate evidence that any coronavirus vaccine can reduce virus transmission.

Read more: www.cnn.com

Resources
Next-gen Tech: Connecting Aviation Companies to Their Global Supply Chain

Next-gen Tech: Connecting Aviation Companies to Their Global Supply Chain

12 May, 2021 - Podcasts & eBooks
8 Tips for Keeping Your Critical Life Science Shipments Moving

8 Tips for Keeping Your Critical Life Science Shipments Moving

12 May, 2021 - Podcasts & eBooks

Global Inventory Management Program of Technology Assets for Financial Institution

12 May, 2021 - Case Studies
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
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