As the leader of any business or organization, you realize the need to stop any potential spread of COVID-19 is just part of being a good leader. It’s the same reason you follow OSHA standards and try to create a safe workplace.
A COVID-19 outbreak at your organization can mean a significant reduction in productivity and revenues. Resulting in huge losses for your business.
Remember, COVID-19 is highly contagious and is airborne. In many organizational settings, because of the familiarity of the co-workers and members, masks and other safety measures may not be followed as closely as possible.
One person entering an office setting or a restaurant or a church or school can mean multiple cases of COVID-19 very quickly, with each person missing work for two weeks or more.
Even if people do not get sick, they are strongly encouraged to quarantine for 10 days.
Once a hotspot is determined, the public health agency near your organization will be called in and a formal report will be made. In many cases, this is a public record and reported in the news.
If you have an organization that deals with the public, how harmful will it be for it to be on the 6 p.m. news as a community hot spot for COVID-19?
Some may not survive such publicity.
Therefore, surveillance testing is so important. It is a low-cost way for you to do everything you can to find that first case of COVID-19 before they infect more people.
For a church, to keep your parishioners safe, you could have one person from each family have a Healgen COVID-19 Antibody Test performed in their car before they came into the church. A school could have a set number of random tests done every week. A grocery store or restaurant could have an employee test for antibodies every few days of work.
A Healgen COVID-19 Antibody Test does not test for COVID-19, but it does test for the IgM antibodies that are produced during an active COVID-19 infection. Results take less than 10 minutes and the cost is considerably lower than expected.
Plus, the rapid-result antibody tests are 97 percent accurate, among the highest accuracy levels of any test.
For organizations with greater resources or more random tests, it is recommended to use a CareSmart Rapid-Result Antigen test. These tests, whose results qualify for many COVID-19 restrictions, do test for the COVID-19 virus, so a positive test is a COVID-19 diagnosis.
Those tests are about double the price of an antibody test, but still affordable. As such, it is recommended to use these on people showing symptoms or individuals who have come into contact with another person with COVID-19.
By using either of these tests regularly, it has shown to be a great way for early detection of COVID-19 in an organization.
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