NJF Worldwide was contracted by FEMA and the Office of Emergency Management of NYC to supply 26 million Covid-19 rapid tests to all of the public schools in the city in order to avoid further disruptions in the children’s education during the pandemic.
On March 15, 2020, the New York City Public School System was shut down for in-person instruction due to the Covid19 pandemic. After re-opening for a short amount of time in the Fall of 2020, the NYC schools were forced to return to remote instruction again due to the rapidly spreading virus. The remainder of the current school year and the start of the 2021-2022 school year consisted of abrupt changes that disrupted and reshaped the lives of about 1 million children and 1,800 schools in the NYC Public School District.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Office of Emergency Management stepped in when NYC started their “Test to Stay” (TTS) program which allowed asymptomatic individuals who met the criteria for quarantine to continue in-person learning and care. The only problem was that the supply chain shortages were causing difficulties with obtaining the rapid tests that they would need to successfully run the TTS program.
In January 2022, NJF Worldwide was contracted by FEMA and the Office of Emergency Management to supply 26 million Covid-19 rapid tests to all of the public schools in the city, in order to avoid further disruptions in the children’s education during the pandemic. NJF Worldwide used their long-standing, trusted network of international manufacturers and suppliers to procure all 26 million rapid tests at a low cost and in a timely manner. NJF Worldwide was able to satisfy their contract with the City of New York by delivering all 26 million iHealth rapid tests in just 6 short weeks, half of the original contracted time of 12 weeks. After a long two years of instability and uncertainty, the students in the NYC Public School System were finally able to return to uninterrupted in-person learning and get back to a normal way of life.