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.
Weekly Pain-free, front-nostril PCR tests on every person in the micro-population
Results back from the lab within 24 hours.
Identify those individuals who test positive for COVID-19.
Positive individuals self quarantine for 2 weeks.
Schools and businesses of any size are ideal examples of micro-populations because their people are known, available, centrally managed and connected electronically.
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 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.
“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
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Rather than partially testing one giant population, fully test thousands of ‘Micro-Populations’ that are self-contained, centrally led and highly motivated.
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
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.
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:
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.
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 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.
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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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.
Easy to use and can be self-administered on-site.
To immediately identify and isolate carriers.
The cost of a test is less than $35 if out of pocket.