Brand: Quest Diagnostics Advertiser: Quest Diagnostics
When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on January 30, 2020, effective communication to inform, educate and support became critically important, especially for those on the front lines battling the disease. As the leading prov century. When the FDA announced on February 29, 2020 that independent labs could begin COVID-19 testing while pending Emergency Use Authorization approval (a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures during public health emergencies), Quest moved quickly, performing its first COVID-19 test on March 9, 2020, and immediately began scaling up its test services nationally to serve urgent demand from patients and healthcare providers. The following days and months would prove to be some of the most difficult in Quest's history as millions of people sought testing at an unprecedented scale of more than 20 COVID-19 product and service launches, with more than 35 million diagnostic and antibody tests performed as of January 11, 2021.