It has changed procedures to minimize risk amid the coronavirus pandemic, including allowing drivers to release shipments without needing a signature. Drivers may post a form on the door to be signed to allow social distancing.
“We are committed to rapidly adjusting our processes to ensure our employees, customers and communities can maintain normal daily life to the greatest extent possible while we adjust to the new realities of this pandemic,” Abney said in his statement.
Earlier on as COVID-19 first spread in China, UPS transported face masks and other protective equipment to that country.
On Wednesday, the UPS Foundation said it is giving $6 million in grants to a collection of organizations, including United Way Worldwide, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Operation Hope, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Good360, UNICEF, World Food Programme, CARE, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent and NVOAD.