Quest Diagnostics and Boston Athletic Association Partner to Provide Onsite COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests for 125th Boston Marathon | State
BOSTON and SECAUCUS, New Jersey, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that Quest will be the exclusive provider of COVID-19 tests on site for the 125th Boston marathon, which will take place Monday, October 11. The BAA will work with Quest Diagnostics for administration of tests and tracking of results.
Participants in the 125th Boston Marathon will either need to provide proof of vaccination or produce a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before the race in order to participate. Quest Diagnostics will be the sole provider of tests for participants, staff and volunteers. The BAA will work with Quest to organize an on-site testing event in the days leading up to the race to ensure a consistent, convenient and transparent process to help ensure the safety of all participants. Complete information on health and safety protocols as well as COVID-19 testing for the Boston Marathon is available on the website BAA website.
“The Boston Marathon is a world-renowned sporting event symbolizing resilience and excellence, whatever the odds. We couldn’t be more proud to provide COVID-19 testing to create a safer environment for the many runners, volunteers and staff who will make this marquee competition possible, ”said Cathy Doherty, Senior Vice President and Group Director – Clinical Franchise Solutions and Marketing, Quest Diagnostics. “We congratulate the Boston Athletic Association for this innovative program, which will allow the Boston Marathon to resume once again.”
“Health and safety is a top priority for the 125e Boston Marathon, ”said Tom grilk, BAA President and CEO “We are thrilled to partner with Quest Diagnostics to ensure that all participants, volunteers and staff can have the safest possible week of racing. “
Quest Diagnostics is a leading provider of COVID-19 testing services to physicians and patients in United States. The company also provides COVID-19 testing through its consumer-initiated testing service QuestDirect as well as organizations from various sectors seeking to foster safer environments, based on diagnostic information. The company operates full-service laboratories across the country, including a state-of-the-art facility at Marlborough, Mass.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world’s largest database of clinical laboratory results, our diagnostic knowledge reveals new avenues for identifying and treating disease, inspiring healthy behaviors, and improving healthcare management. Quest Diagnostics serves one in three American adults and half of the physicians and hospitals of United States, and our nearly 50,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and in the right context, our diagnostic knowledge can inspire actions that transform lives. www.QuestDiagnostics.com
ABOUT BOSTON SPORTS ASSOCIATION (BAA)
Founded in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle through sport, especially running. The BAA runs the Boston Marathon and supports comprehensive charitable programming, for youth and year round. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with the International Marathons of Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. Since 1986, the main sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John hancock. The 125e The Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, October 11, 2021. For more information on the BAA, please visit www.baa.org.
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