Does it make sense for your business to test for COVID-19 if there haven’t been cases? The answer depends on how much business leaders value the health of their employees and their business.
COVID-19 data to date suggests that 80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic, according to the World Health Organization.
This means that screenings or health checks will not be completely effective because asymptomatic individuals, or individuals with mild non-specific symptoms, may pass through screening and health checks.
These actions alone are not a replacement for other protective measures such as social distancing, cleaning protocols, and testing.
It is important to note that COVID-19 workplace testing is crucial, but a comprehensive prevention program is optimal for the safety of staff, customers, and overall business health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
“SARS-CoV-2 testing may be incorporated as part of a comprehensive approach to reducing transmission in non-healthcare workplaces...so that actions can be taken to slow and stop the spread of the virus.”
At Because Health, our response to the COVID-19 pandemic reflects our commitment to supporting long-term healthcare transformation while doing everything in our power to mitigate the immediate and escalating harms brought on by the disease.
That’s why we offer a comprehensive Workplace Health program that includes accurate, fast COVID-19 on-site testing as well as prevention protocols.
Your business is likely eligible for FREE on-site COVID-19 testing, according to federal mandates related to the coronavirus. Call us today at 888-217-1047 to learn if your business is eligible to test employees—FREE OF CHARGE.