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2021 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT I 21 COVID-19 RESPONSE: BACK TO RECREATION Quest’s initiatives for returning to the “business of play” More than 2 years following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are eager to resume something like normal life again. This not only means returning to work and to school: perhaps just as importantly, it also means returning to recreation. Several innovative partnerships are allowing Quest to help people safely return to the activities they love. Here are a few examples . q “ Quest’s involvement in the Boston Marathon was crucial. Without providing a safe environment for runners, the Boston Athletic Association would not be able to conduct this historic race. My eyes well up with tears when I think about the extraordinary job and effort our Quest Diagnostics team took to operate this testing event. ” Gillian Plummer Director, Product Management, Sports Diagnostics Quest plays key role in the return of the world’s oldest marathon After being canceled for the first time in its 124-year history due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, runners were once again able to participate in the 2021 Boston Marathon. As the virus continued to race across the country with the introduction of new variants, the 125th running of the marathon faced multiple health and safety challenges. As part of the protocols mandated by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), the 10,000 athletes as well as organizers, volunteers, and staff were all required to show either proof of vaccination or a current negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the race. At the request of the BAA, Quest was selected to be the sole on-site testing provider offering COVID-19 testing. To provide this high volume of testing, Quest employees were specially trained to work at the race’s starting point as registration representatives, specimen collection observers, testers, supervisors, and support staff, playing a crucial role in providing a safer environment for runners, staff, and volunteers alike. A safe return to the high seas In mid-March 2020, the CDC issued a “no-sail order” for cruise ships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It wasn’t until more than a year later, in summer 2021, that the CDC allowed cruise lines to resume operations. Ensuring a safe return to cruise ships required establishing best practices for health and safety. TABLE OF CONTENTS 2021 OVERVIEW COVID-19 RESPONSE PROMOTING A HEALTHIER WORLD CREATING AN INSPIRING WORKPLACE BUILDING VALUE REFERENCES

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