COVID-19: Florida company adapts drones to sanitise stadiums

Upward Drone Solutions (UDS) based in Pensacola Beach, was only in business for a few months before the coronavirus hit and its primary work of cleaning building exteriors dried up, reports clickorlando.com.


But now as Florida State experiences an epidemic in cases of COVID-19, where there have been nearly 10,000 new reports  per day for the last few weeks and where on July 12th, the State broke the national record by reporting 15,300 cases in 24 hours, the demand for the company’s drones has soared.


Andy Godfrey, CEO, explained they reconfigured a 55-pound drone from its original use of cleaning the outsides of buildings, such as hotels, to disinfecting surfaces with a powerful sanitiser. “Exterior commercial cleaning just ended. A lot of places closed down