We have been in constant contact with high-level management at both DHL and AEI. Both companies have generally been cooperative and receptive to our efforts to provide as much protection as possible to our members.

We have had a few situations where individuals working at different locations have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Affected individuals have been placed in quarantine status. In those situations, the company has acted promptly, contacted the appropriate governmental agency and disinfected the entire location. Indeed, in locations that experience a positive test, DHL will send in a “deep cleaning” team to thoroughly disinfect and sanitize the workplace. Even where there has not been a positive test, both the terminal surfaces as well as vehicles are on increased cleaning and disinfecting regimens in accordance with CDC-recommended environmental cleaning and disinfection techniques. In many locations the company is installing new plexiglass barriers to shield the workforce from direct customer contact. Pick-up and delivery protocols have also been modified to minimize customer-to- employee contact.

Again, it is critically important that all Express Division members maintain the highest hygiene standards and follow the CDC’s recommendations concerning social distancing.