Yasmin Rafiei, B.Sc., and Michelle M. Mello, J.D., Ph.D. On August 17, 2020, the Los Angeles Unified School District launched a program to test more than 700,000 students and staff for SARS-CoV-2. The district is paying a private contractor to provide next-day, early-morning results for as many as 40,000 tests daily. As of October [...]
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August 24, 2020 Information technology company Unisys has announced a new partnership with healthcare company Inspire Health Alliance to support Inspire’s real-time COVID-19 testing, registration and access control program. Unisys will integrate its Unisys Stealth software and security services as well as systems integration and onsite technical support and field services to help ensure the [...]
College and COVID-19: To Zoom or Resume? Co-authored by Calla Chung and Emily Kim COVID-19 has clearly changed the trajectory of education moving forward. Universities are navigating how to safely reopen amidst the uncertainty surrounding the virus. The constant influx of new information requires these institutions to adapt, with the [...]
Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla announced today that the City of Hoboken will open an antibody testing site to Hoboken residents starting on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 from 9am until 5pm. Thanks to a partnership with Prompt MD and Power Analytics, residents will have access to rapid antibody tests that provide results within 10 minutes. [...]
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With the White House unveiling its guidelines for opening up America again, responsibility has been placed on states and local officials to assess their preparedness to stay ahead of the spread of COVID-19, and when ready, reopen their economies. In anticipation of resuming operations in the new normal, the White House has also charged employers to “develop [...]
Just a few miles from Disney World near Orlando, Fla., Harris Rosen’s hotel empire is mostly closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. One crucial condition for reopening, Rosen says, will be testing any of his company’s 4,000 employees who show potential signs of having the disease. Since March, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, which comprises [...]
Imagine that you're in a midsize city, the lock-down has been lifted and you finally go back to the office and see your colleagues for the first time in months. The next morning, you wake up with a tickle in your throat. You also notice a bit of a headache, and more alarmingly, a [...]
Amy Hicks has an easier time than most testing her employees for the novel coronavirus. Hicks owns and operates Rocky Mountain Labs, a clinical laboratory which completes medical tests for a range of businesses and individuals. It’s now one of the increasing numbers of Colorado laboratories that test people for the new coronavirus. That means [...]
Scientists know that people are contagious in the early stages of infection with COVID-19, but just how contagious and for how long remains unclear. Although a lot of emphasis has been placed on the need to stay home if you feel sick, many studies have shown that people are often contagious before they know [...]