Why On-Site COVID-19 Testing Is A Great Solution for Businesses?
As the world begins to emerge from the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are starting to ask the question, “How does our workforce move forward?” Teams that shifted to fully remote or hybrid formats during the pandemic are navigating how to bring workers back to the office safely. Many are looking to invite customers and clients back safely as well.
While the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may be waning, the risk of exposure and infection remains. Many organizations are trying to get ahead of any potential exposure events by testing every employee for coronavirus once they return to work. They use different methods and tests – especially the most affordable from Indicaid or Abbott’s BinaxNOW – but some also do on-site testing by inviting companies just like AnyPlace MD.
Outside of a full vaccination mandate, consistent testing of employees is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of exposure and infection that could lead to interruptions in daily operations and employee illness. The problem is that most companies don’t have the technology to perform frequent testing without sending employees home for a day or more.
That’s where AnyPlaceMD comes in, with its mobile coronavirus testing laboratories that can be brought right to or outside of your office space, manufacturing plant, or any other facility.
Within a matter of hours, every single worker can be tested without interrupting workflow or losing valuable time away from the office.
What is a Mobile COVID-19 Testing Lab?
A mobile coronavirus testing laboratory is a self-contained unit on wheels or – a solution such as the private testing facility on your location – that can be rolled into any office space or set up outside.
Most mobile testing sites utilize an on-site PCR (polymerase chain reaction) machine that performs the testing on a drop of saliva or blood. Some sites operate both on-site and at laboratory facilities for increased capacity.
A mobile coronavirus testing site operates as a small laboratory, complete with trained technicians to perform tests on personnel as they return to work following COVID-19 exposure.
What are the Benefits of a Mobile Testing Facility?
Employers are looking for ways to increase the health and wellness of employees without sacrificing safety or productivity. Mobile coronavirus testing laboratories offer a safe and effective way to bring workers back into the office safely while maintaining productivity.
Here are just a few benefits of investing in mobile, on-site testing for their workforce:
- Faster Test Results
Employees can go an entire day without losing a minute of productivity. This is a significant benefit to organizations that have experienced workers going on extended, unplanned leaves of absence following COVID-19 exposure.
- Lower Costs for Companies and Employees
The cost of COVID-19 exposure is high, with most estimates putting the average cost per employee at thousands of dollars in lost revenue and workforce time. This includes the price of lost time from work and often exceeds medical costs incurred by extensive treatment.
- Convenience, Ease, and Effectiveness
When you do not have to worry about buying more tests every week or having someone look for tests constantly, you save a lot of time and money. Having specifically trained technicians and a doctor on-site makes it easy for you to test your employees over the course of time.
- Increased Employee Satisfaction & Morale
Employees are happier and healthier when they don’t have to worry about a pandemic. Moreover, it really shows that you care about the people that help you make your organization great.
- Improved Productivity
When employees aren’t worried about the next variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus or are forced into quarantine, they can focus on getting their work done instead of staying homesick.
How Can My Company Make the Most of a Mobile COVID-19 Testing Site?
Finding the right partner to do your testing properly is one of the main concerns. However, a knowledgeable company will make it easy for you to set everything up. The ability to have a mobile coronavirus testing site come to your location has plenty of benefits, as seen above.
Here are three ways that your organization can make the most out of your mobile testing laboratory:
- Staying Ahead of the Next Variant
Testing early and often can help employers keep their workforce healthy. If COVID-19 or other infectious disease risk is high, an employer may choose to test more frequently than if it is low. A mobile testing site can be brought in on a weekly or monthly basis for this very purpose.
- Rapid Response During a Pandemic
You never know when the next pandemic may strike. A mobile coronavirus testing site can be brought to an organization’s office space during the early stages of a pandemic. This allows employees to receive prompt screening and treatment instead of wondering whether or not they should stay home sick until it is too late.
- Pre-Employment Screening
Staying one step ahead of the next variant of COVID-19 is good, but staying three steps ahead is better. By testing potential new hires before hiring them, an employer can make sure that they are bringing on healthy employees who won’t be a risk to their coworkers in the future.
How AnyPlace MD's On-Site COVID-19 Testing Solution Can Help
To help your company transition to on-site work more effectively, AnyPlace MD is proud to offer a state-of-the-art COVID-19 testing solution. Tailored to your unique needs, we offer a wide range of services and solutions that can help you keep your workforce healthy and efficient.
We utilize the latest in SARS-CoV-2 PCR and Serology Testing Telemedicine, ensuring that your employees receive the best results possible without having to leave their place of work.
AnyPlace MD will work with your company to bring a fully-staffed testing station onto your property to help facilitate an initial staff-wide testing regimen. We encourage companies to consider testing at least 25% of their staff to gain a baseline of employees’ COVID-19 risk, exposure, and disease burden.
After the initial testing phase, team members can be tested periodically to ensure that everyone is staying healthy. This allows for a more accurate picture of risk and prevents COVID-19 from spreading before it has a chance to take hold in your workplace.
AnyPlace MD offers ongoing symptom monitoring programs that will help keep your employees healthier, happier, and more productive.
With our 31-day testing regimen, you can begin to bring back your employees who have been remote to reduce the amount of time lost due to quarantine or keep your current workforce safe and healthy. Employees cleared by AnyPlace MD’s mobile testing protocols can return to work sooner, alleviating lost productivity while allowing employers to retain employees with valuable knowledge and experience.
For more information on how you can get our mobile testing lab on-site at your workplace, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our team is here to help you stay one step ahead of infectious disease threats so that your business can continue to operate at its best.