COVID-19 Testing: The employer, the science, and the reality
SARS-CoV-2 has rapidly changed the way we think about the workplace. Guidelines for disinfecting, social distancing, and testing all come into play as businesses look bring all employees back to work and keep them as safe as possible. While many public health guidelines for employers are very clear, guidelines around testing employees for the virus and/or antibodies are debated.
In order to develop an effective testing program, employers need to understand the different types of testing available and the science behind those tests. With that knowledge, EHS and Benefits professionals can make informed decisions about the type of testing and frequency of testing that best meets the needs of their workforce.
Quest Diagnostics, a leader in laboratory services and employer population health solutions, shares the science of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing, why different testing solutions may be valuable for different organizations, and provides best practices on how this science should inform employers’ Return-to-work strategies.