As important as it was to get people tested for the COVID-19 virus, it was equally important that the health workers carrying out those tests were protected in every possible way. For that reason, MERIDIAN Rapid Defense Group created a ring of steel, using MERIDIAN’s Archer 1200 Barriers, around the drive-thru testing station at the […]

MERIDIAN CALLED ON TO PROTECT COVID19 TESTING SITES

As important as it was to get people tested for the COVID-19 virus, it was equally important that the health workers carrying out those tests were protected in every possible way. For that reason, MERIDIAN Rapid Defense Group created a ring of steel, using MERIDIAN’s Archer 1200 Barriers, around the drive-thru testing station at the Rose Bowl.

Consider this. Large numbers of potentially sick or elderly people, daily, driving their cars towards the
healthcare professionals and just one slip on the accelerator and there could be a tragedy of monumental proportions.

MERIDIAN’s barriers are placed at the entrance to the testing station and close to each testing tent. The barriers made of high strength ballistic rated steel were easily placed by one person and are a real contrast to the large concrete or water-filled barriers so often used.

These are the same barriers designed to stop hostile vehicle attacks. Over the years they have protected the crowds at the Pasadena Rose Parade, the New Orleans Mardi Gras, military bases, and many more large crowd events worldwide.

"Until now our business has been focused on mass gatherings of people," said Peter Whitford, CEO of MERIDIAN Rapid Defense Group.

"Recent terrorist attacks with vehicles ramming into crowds are a continuing concern for event organizers, but with the COVID-19 crisis we have pivoted our business and are proudly helping the healthcare workers on the frontline do their job safely."

"Now," said Mr. Whitford "our barriers have a new role of protecting the protectors."

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