creating COVID-19 safety Zones

Let's Reopen San Antonio

Community Labs works with schools and businesses to create COVID-19 Safety Zones creating a pathway for schools to reopen, people to return to work and communities to recover.

Test
to
suppress
covid-19

how it works

The Suppression Cycle


This is the same system developed and practiced by the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT to make their own workplaces into Covid Safety Zones, allowing them to continue normal operations throughout the Pandemic.

01

Test

Weekly Pain-free, front-nostril PCR tests on every person in the micro-population

02

24 Hour Result

Results back from the lab within 24 hours.

03

Identify

Identify those individuals who test positive for COVID-19.

04

Isolate

Positive individuals self quarantine for 2 weeks.

repeat every week
A PATH TO CONFIDENCE

Covid Safety Zones

We’re creating a network of Covid Safety Zones around San Antonio, TX, starting in schools, businesses and community groups which we call Micro-Populations.

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A simple testing plan for each person
contained micro-populations explained

Schools and businesses of any size are ideal examples of micro-populations because their people are known, available, centrally managed and connected electronically. 

1 Test

Per Week

FOR

4

Weeks
Self-Quarantine for two weeks if a test is positive.
covid-19 safety zones

Community Labs Success Stories

Santikos Entertainment

Santikos Enterprises is using Community Labs to test its roughly 300 employees for COVID-19 weekly. The testing is helping Santikos keep employees and moviegoers safe.

"We believe it's the right thing to do to ensure our employees have the safest environment possible, and that our guests are coming in to the healthiest staff possible."

- Tim Handren, CEO for Santikos

Somerset ISD

Somerset ISD was this first school district in the San Antonio area to enroll in asymptomatic Community Labs testing. The school district has tested over 1,600 students and staff so far. Overall attendance has increased during the testing initiative giving parents, students and staff peace of mind.

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“We’ve gone from 40% attendance to 60% attendance and we think that’s because parents feel safe with sending their kids back to school.”

- Sal Webber, President of Community Labs

Schools, businesses and organizations enrolled in COVID-19 screening.

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Why Test?

Covid-19 cases are rising, crushing our economy.

$

400

M

Lost in Texas Sales Tax Revenue

13

%

Unemployment Rate In Texas

13

Billion

Texas Cost of Covid-19 Unemployment Benefits

We don't need to wait for medical breakthroughs to crush the pandemic.

We need a simple, common sense system, using the tools and resources already available. The Accelerated Pandemic Suppression System automatically finds and tests the previously undetected ‘Silent Spreaders’ in each group because it tests everyone from day one.

Learn about the four REQUIRED PARTS
the community labs advantages:

Inexpensive, off-the-shelf tools and technology

No new scientific discovery

No government involvement

No medical resources removed from the frontlines.

Learn about the steps to launch
Step one

Identify
Micro-Populations

An ideal example of a contained Micro-Population is a school or businesses of any size because their people are known, available, centrally managed and connected electronically. 

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Community Labs San Antonio micro-population school
step two

Test Weekly

The Micro-Population conducts weekly assurance testing of everyone in a regular, repeatable cycle: 1.Test, 2. 24hr Results, 3. Identify, 4. Isolate, 5. Repeat--once or more weekly. It systematically finds the virus in the entire population—isolates and snuffs it out.    

2

Community Labs San Antonio drive thru testing nurse
step THREE

Utilize Local Labs

The System requires ready access to a local Lab that processes pain-free, front-nostril PCR test kits. The labs can provide maximum 24 hour-or-less results at an extremely affordable cost.

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Community Labs San Antonio COVID-19 testing labs
step FOUR

Organize & Train

The organizing authority funds, sets-up and supports the local Community Lab, and trains and facilitates each Micro-Population. Their broader mission is to scale the program to all who need it. This is the overall role of Community Labs, San Antonio.

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Community Labs San Antonio COVID-19 testing organization training
THE SOLUTION

Test everyone – not just the symptomatic.

Rather than partially testing one giant population, fully test thousands of ‘Micro-Populations’ that are self-contained, centrally led and highly motivated.

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Free Asypmtomatic COVID-19 Screening

Free for anyone without COVID-19 symptoms

Takes 2 minutes

Self administered nasal swab

Results in 24 hours or less

No insurance required

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Over 50% are Silent Spreaders

Silent Spreaders

Over 50% of Covid carriers are ‘Silent Spreaders’—healthy-looking people who are completely unaware they are spreading the virus with every breath.

The only way to find them is to test the entire American population—an impossible task--especially since our current system is built to do the opposite: test those who already show symptoms

We can't wait for vaccines

America may be waiting months or years for safe vaccines that prevent Covid-19. Until then the most effective solution would be to test, track and isolate those infected on a massive scale.

Scientific & Philanthropic Partners

Community Labs is a nonprofit organization, with the following scientific and philanthropic partners:

resources

Asymptomatic Section Here

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VACCINES AREN'T the SILVER BULLET

Vaccines are promising, but not enough

We'll need to build a scaled distribution model for vaccines which can support 2 million vaccines in the first year. In addition we'll have to: 

Decide who gets vaccinated first
Test everyone before receiving the vaccine
Test everyone after receiving the vaccine
WE NEED MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS

The Flu vaccine has not been 100% effective over the past 20 seasons.

10
%
04-05
20
%
05-06
52
%
06-07
37
%
07-08
41
%
08-09
56
%
09-10
60
%
10-11
47
%
11-12
49
%
12-13
52
%
13-14
19
%
14-15
48
%
15-16
40
%
16-17
40
%
17-18
% Effectiveness of Flu Vaccine by Season, 20XX Source: CDC

Testing + Common Sense Precautions

Schools, businesses, and organizations who partner with Community Labs’ testing protocols should continue to comply with all required safety measures in their buildings and workspaces – wearing masks, sanitizing hands and surfaces, and social distancing.

State Guidelines

Wear A Mask

Masks  help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Wearing a cloth face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Wash Hands Frequently

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Social Distance

Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people.

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Small Investment,
Big Payoff

The system runs entirely on off-the-shelf tools and technology, requiring no new medical breakthroughs until effective vaccines can be found. Our first Community Lab will be able to process 100,000 rapid-results tests per day.

Our mission is to scale rapidly and share our technology openly with anyone inside or outside San Antonio so they can get back to normal as soon as possible.

Rapid-Testing Labs

The System requires access to a local Lab with:

Pain-free, front-nostril PCR test kits

Easy to use and can be self-administered on-site.

Max 24 hour-or-less results

To immediately identify and isolate carriers.

Extremely affordable

The cost of a test is less than $35 if out of pocket.

resources

Case studies, scientific articles & downloads

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Together we can make San Antonio the safest city in America.

SPREAD THE WORD, NOT THE VIRUS