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Boeing Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Boeing Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety of Boeing employees, their dependents and visitors to our sites is a top priority. Boeing’s Chief Medical Officer and our International Health Services team track health conditions using the guidance of the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We continue to adapt and evolve our emergency management procedures to address the impact of the coronavirus.

Protecting Our Employees & Communities

Ensuring the health of airline passengers and crews through our Confident Travel Initiative, where we partner with airlines, global regulators, passengers and infectious disease experts to enhance aircraft cleanliness procedures and identify other areas to further reduce the risk of airborne illness transmission.


Increasing cleaning of high-touch areas and deep-cleaning of impacted sites; maintaining rigorous criteria for return to work; and asking all employees who can effectively do their jobs from home to telecommute.


Offering our Dreamlifter to transport urgently needed supplies to healthcare professionals; utilizing our 3D printing capabilities to manufacture face shields for those on the front lines; and shipping masks, gloves and other equipment to employees in impacted areas and hospitals in need.


Continuously assessing the state of the coronavirus in a particular region and, in consultation with health officials, temporarily suspending and/or resuming site operations accordingly.


Encouraging virtual meetings whenever possible and physical distancing when face-to-face meetings are critical.


Limiting international travel to business-critical activities to reduce the risk of unexpected changes in travel restrictions.

Boeing Dreamlifter Transports 500,000 Protective Face Masks for Utah Students and Teachers

  • Partnered with the state of Utah, Atlas Air, H.M. Cole, Cotopaxi, Flexport and UPS to deliver face masks to school districts with the greatest need

CHICAGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today completed its 12th COVID-19 transport mission, using a Boeing Dreamlifter to bring personal protective equipment (PPE) to the United States. Working in partnership with the state of Utah, Atlas Air Worldwide, H.M. Cole, Cotopaxi, Flexport and UPS, the company transported 500,000 protective face masks bound for students and teachers across Utah returning to classrooms this fall. The state of Utah will distribute the face masks free of charge to school districts across the state with the greatest need.

As part of this mission, H.M. Cole, a custom clothing store, donated 250,000 masks – with 100,000 of those masks sized for children. Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear brand based in Salt Lake City, donated an additional 250,000 masks and converted one of its jacket manufacturers for temporary face mask production. Boeing donated the cost of the mission transport into Utah, with Atlas Air operating the flight on behalf of Boeing. Flexport and UPS helped coordinate customs assistance for the PPE shipment.

"As students return to school this fall, it will be important that they have masks available," said Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert. "We thank Boeing and these partners for everything they've done to support our 'A Mask for Every Utahn' initiative and make it possible for our students to have these masks and help keep Utahns safe."

"As a Benefit Corporation, we're believers that businesses have a duty to utilize their influence and resources to positively impact the world," said Davis Smith, Cotopaxi Founder & CEO. "We are proud to partner with the state of Utah and Boeing to help our hometown community as we fight this pandemic. Face masks are one of the key tools the public has to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and we're thrilled that our efforts can help teachers and students safely get back in the classroom."

Similar to previous airlift missions facilitated by Boeing, the Dreamlifter – a converted Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter – flew the mission with the face masks stored in the lower lobe of the airplane. Following the delivery in Salt Lake City, the Dreamlifter will return to its home base in North Charleston, South Carolina, for a 787 components delivery in support of the global aerospace supply chain.

"Boeing is proud to continue to use our resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19," said David Calhoun, Boeing President and CEO. "Today's delivery, our 12th COVID-19 response airlift mission, expands our support of essential workers to include teachers and their students across the state of Utah so they have the protective tools they need to safely and confidently return to their classrooms."

To date, Boeing has helped transport more than four million units of PPE – including the in-house production of more than 39,000 3D-printed face shields – to frontline health care professionals and communities in need.

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