Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Supplying University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics with clean, sterile linens is vital, especially during a public health crisis. Having enough healthy delivery drivers to match the potential surges related to COVID-19 is just as vital.

UI Laundry Services identified the need for more trained drivers, but where would they find a pool of drivers with Class B commercial driver's licenses (CDL) that could be deployed quickly?

The answer: Right here on the UI campus.

CAMBUS and Fleet Services management asked their employees if they would volunteer to temporarily join UI Laundry Services as delivery drivers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With five employees volunteering for reassignment, Laundry Services can proactively prepare for any surge in demand related to COVID-19. “I am so impressed that these employees were willing to pitch in,” says Brian McClatchey, CAMBUS assistant director.