North Carolina Department Of Transportation To Use Drones In COVID-19 Relief Efforts

April 30, 2020

North Carolina's Department of Transportation is partnering with public and private entities to use drones in May to delivery medical supplies and food,in response to COVID-19, the department announced in a press release April 22.

A public forum about the initiative took place April 24. A video of the meeting is available here.

“North Carolina has been a leader in demonstrating how drones can help people in times of crisis,” said State Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette in the press release. “We look forward to putting this technology into productive use as we work to help citizens and medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.”