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COVID-19 Response

United Rentals' Status as "Essential Business"

United Rentals Status as an “Essential Business Providing Support for Essential Infrastructure”

United Rentals’ branch locations throughout North America remain open for business.

While numerous areas in the United States and Canada have recently been placed under government-mandated restrictions, United Rentals has consistently been designated as an essential business and as a supplier to essential businesses.

This is because United Rentals performs services and also supports our customers in performing services that are essential to the health, safety, infrastructure, and security of the nation. As a result, we are typically exempt from restrictions on travel or work outside the home imposed in connection with COVID-19.

By way of example, we provide equipment and services to public works contractors and subcontractors (including for the construction of critical or strategic infrastructure, road work, and transportation). Additionally, we help to support public health, energy, transportation and logistics, the defense industrial base, electricians, construction crews, and other businesses involved in essential businesses. And we help provide equipment and services to customers as they set up COVID-19 testing centers, expand hospital operations, and support first responders throughout North America.

United Rentals has the largest fleet and branch network, and we’re prepared to support customer requirements locally, regionally and nationally. We have cleaned our fleet and ensured its rental readiness. Additionally, we are available to support the special business needs customers may have as a result of the COVID-19 situation including portable restrooms, showers, generators, traffic control systems, climate systems, light towers, and more.

Information about the equipment and services we can provide to support COVID-19 response, as well as details about the actions we have been taking to ensure the continuity of our operations, and to ensure the safety and well-being of both our employees and those of our customers, can be found on our website.

For additional information, or to address specific questions, contact [email protected].