Published December 10, 2020 by Ichor Blood Services

The world eagerly awaits the first rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. While we wait for that day to come, COVID-19 testing for your business can help keep it running smoothly and efficiently. Here's how.

Over the past month, the world has been buoyed by the news of successful trials for Pfizer's, Moderna's, and AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccines. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said if all goes according to plan, a majority of Canadians could be inoculated against SARS-CoV-2 come next September. While this is certainly welcome news given how deadly and economically destructive the pandemic has been, if you're a business owner worried about keeping your operation open and afloat, nine months may seem like an eternity. 

Fortunately, Ichor Blood Services' COVID-19 Business Testing program can bridge the gap between now and vaccines, helping your company or organization remain in business and operational while we await modern medicine's latest marvel.

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Keep Your Business Running With COVID-19 Testing While We Await Vaccines

As more encouraging COVID-19 vaccine news continues to be unveiled, the reality of the situation is starting to sink in. The federal government most likely plans on prioritizing frontline workers and those most at risk from dying from the virus in its vaccine rollout plan, leaving the majority of us to receive it later. This has led to the prime minister saying a majority of Canadians can expect to be vaccinated by next September. 

In the meantime, the threat COVID-19 poses to the health of both our people and our economy remains very real. Especially here in Alberta, where a surge in cases has led to further restrictions. Here's how the COVID-19 Testing for Businesses program at Ichor Blood Services can help your company or organization remain safe and open as we wait for vaccines to be widely distributed.

A Two-Pronged Approach

The best COVID-19 testing approach to help keep your business open and running is two-pronged in nature. It involves both antibody testing for past infections and PCR testing to identify active ones. 

By utilizing COVID-19 antibody testing to identify your employees who have most likely already come in contact with SARS-CoV-2 — and are now afforded immunity against reinfection for at least a short period of time as the latest data suggests — you can create a cohort of immune workers who are less likely to contract the virus. This cohort can be segmented from your more at-risk workers, allowing for greater flexibility in your business continuity plans should an active case arise. 


Quick Identification and Isolation

The second aspect of our COVID-19 Testing for Businesses program centres around robust PCR testing for active infections, which allows your company or organization to quickly identify those who are infected so you may isolate them from the rest of your employees or members. 

One of the features of our program which makes this quick identification possible is having the test results for your employees be sent to a designated health and safety member of your choosing. This removes the risk of having an employee not divulge their test results, whether due to fear or forgetfulness, which in the case of a positive result could prove disastrous for your company.

By further segmenting your workforce into groups based on their testing days, you can add yet another layer of protection to your business. Our new COVID-19 PCR saliva testing program is even more convenient for employers, as it allows for samples to be collected without having a nurse or Ichor staff member present in person. One of our technicians can simply guide your staff through the process and witness their sample collection via video conferencing. The samples are then shipped via FedEx to our laboratory testing partner, and results are typically returned within 72 hours.


Protect What Matters Most to Your Business

Your employees are the lifeblood of your organization. By providing them with robust COVID-19 testing that can help identify both active and past infections, you can signal to them just how much you care about their safety and well-being. You can also help keep your business open and running, allowing your company to avoid any costly delays or devastating disruptions. Contact us today to find out more about how Ichor Blood Services can help protect your business operations, as we all eagerly await the day that vaccines are widely available.

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If you need COVID-19 testing for your company or organization in Edmonton or Calgary, Ichor Blood Services has you covered. For more information about the COVID-19 tests we offer, please give us a call at 1-844-424-6728 and dial extension 4 or fill out our contact form


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