BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 8, 2022) — Last month 360 Health Services delivered more than 3,000 at-home test kits from its distribution centers to New York City, where on January 26th The Black Car Fund and Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) handed out at-home test kits to for-hire drivers at LaGuardia Airport. The Black Car Fund and Independent Drivers Guild partnered with the The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Drivers Benefits and 360 Health Services, LLC to deliver the test kits, ensuring the safety of drivers and passengers as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 persists in New York.
As the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread, at-home COVID tests have become difficult to find and prohibitively expensive in some cases. “The Black Car Fund has worked tirelessly through the pandemic to ensure the safety of drivers, their families and passengers. As the Omicron variant continues to spread, we’re glad to partner with Independent Drivers’ Guild, the Port Authority, Drivers Benefits and 360 Health Services in our efforts to promote health and safety as we New York comes back to life,” said Berj Haroutunian, Executive Chairman of The Black Car Fund.
“Uber and Lyft drivers are frontline workers who keep our cities moving and they need easy access to regular Covid testing for the protection of themselves, their families and our communities. A single ride-hail driver can transport more than a dozen riders per day. Providing free Covid tests is another way we can help support working drivers while also protecting our communities,” said IDG Executive Director Brendan Sexton.
“It’s a privilege to partner with The Black Car Fund and IDG as they supply COVID-19 home test kits to hard-working rideshare and Black Car drivers,” said Nicholas Pape, CEO of 360 Health Services. “We delivered thousands of test kits to New York City earlier this week and have seen first-hand the incredible dedication of both organizations to get them distributed quickly as part of a coordinated effort to protect the health of the public and their drivers.”