onsite Covid testing at Swift Aviation
With Arizona among the states experiencing delays in Covid testing, Phoenix-based FBO, aircraft charter, and MRO provider Swift Aviation has contracted to bring free rapid testing onsite. (Image: Channel 3 ABC 5)

Phoenix FBO Contracts for On-site COVID Testing

Swift Aviation decides to circumvent local testing logjams.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in many parts of the U.S., including Arizona, and with that state facing chronic testing problems such as lab backlogs that can delay results by as much as two weeks, Phoenix-based Swift Aviation has opted to provide free, on-site COVID testing to its employees. It has partnered with COVID Testing to You to offer rapid response viral and antibody tests to quickly identify people who are positive, even those who are asymptomatic, so they may self-quarantine and reduce the spread of the disease, protecting their coworkers and customers.

The company is also requiring face coverings for employees and visitors and has introduced temperature and symptom checks for employees (available to customers as well); and it has instructed staff members to stay home if they are feeling ill in any way. In addition, Swift has expanded disinfection procedures throughout its facility and vehicles using EPA/FDA-approved COVID disinfectants; mandated continuous and proper handwashing for all team members and instructed them to follow social-distancing guidelines; and modified its refreshment and snack options.