RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING

During 2020, the most effective method of screening employees who were potential carriers of COVID-19 was the administration of a health questionnaire and a temperature scan to determine an elevated body temperature. It is well documented that the incubation period for COVID-19 is anywhere from 2-14 days. Couple that with the high percentage of asymptomatic carriers, or those with only mild symptoms, and the inherent shortcomings of screening employees solely with temperature scans and a questionnaire become glaringly apparent. A highly sensitive, rapid screening methodology to identify coronavirus carriers is vital to limit workplace exposure.

In the past year, EI screened over 200,000 employees at 12 industrial facilities for elevated body temperature and administration of a COVID questionnaire. Four employees in 10,000 (or 1 employee in 2,500 workers) were found by EI to be coronavirus carriers. In contrast, after adding rapid POC COVID antigen testing only once a week, EI was able to identify five COVID carriers in every 350 employees (or 1 worker for every 70 workers). While it is generally believed that rapid antigen testing is most effective on the symptomatic population, our case studies have indicated otherwise with >90% of positive tests being asymptomatic individuals! 

Rapid antigen testing provides employers the ability to quickly, reliably and cost-effectively test their workforce to minimize the risk of viral transmission. Non-invasive, point-of-contact testing yields results in a matter of minutes, allowing you to keep your business operating.  

Coupled with social distancing and best practices in respiratory protection, rapid antigen testing can provide you with the peace of mind to keep your doors open and protect your most important asset – your workforce. 

 

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