Okay, so what can be done?
To combat these challenges, Vee Technologies has assembled scholars, researchers, and business leaders across the world to fight COVID-19 and infectious disease to help businesses safely reopen. Our Global Contagion Solutions helps business leaders establish guidelines, best practices, policy recommendations, services, technology, material, research & data, testing, tracing, surveillance and predictive analytics to provide meaningful information for decision support.
The first step to safely reopening is to make sure that the right tools and protocols are available at the workplace to keep employees safe. Workplaces need to establish health security measures so that they can safely operate.
For example, consider a large manufacturing setting where thousands of employees report to work every day across three shifts, around the clock.
Referring to the diagram above, the first step would be to supply the entire workforce with Vee Technologies VeeTrace App. This app is designed, among other things, to allow employees to self-report COVID-19 symptoms or high-risk behavior such as attending large gatherings. Based on the employee’s supplied input, a risk profile (green, yellow, red) is built around each individual. The purpose of the risk profile is to understand potential risk of an infection based upon the employee’s symptoms or other risk triggering considerations such as tight working quarters or other customized corporate defined demographics. Corporations can then enact policy informed by worker population-specific data provided in a near real-time manner.
Testing declares who’s exposed, infected and recovered and indirectly can help identify who’s susceptible to the COVID-19. Randomized testing shows prevalence of the disease and is more accurate than testing only employees who are symptomatic.
For example, If VeeTrace flags the employee as “yellow”, he could be directed to take a forehead temperature scan prior to entering any corporate facility. Red employees could be directed to take a COVID test. Depending on corporate policy, that employee could be routed to take a fast response COVID test. If that test is failed, the employee could be directed to take a full RT-PCR test, which is more accurate than the fast response version. All data is recorded and automatically uploaded into the VeeTrace Platform, where analytics of the data can be performed.
Use of the VeeTrace app, symptom reporting, testing combined with visibility into the results of all three from the VeeTrace Platform is a good starting point on the road to workplace health security.