Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Covid Clear Work?
We work with your company to design and implement the return to work strategy that meets your needs. The process involves enrolling your employees on our platform; sending employees COVID-19 test kits*^; scheduling telehealth appointments or setting up on site testing with licensed professionals; providing prepaid shipping to send test samples back to our lab partners and maintaining our real-time dashboard of test information. Test interpretation is subject to the performance characteristics of the diagnostic tests currently available.
Based on the employers’ requirements, there are options to test for the presence of COVID-19 antibodies with serology tests and/or test for the presence of the active virus with molecular RT-PCR tests*. It’s also important to note that in this uncertain time, where COVID-19 guidelines change frequently, we can update our platform and algorithms to reflect the latest guidance and requirements from state and federal regulators. TEK-DATA makes no independent judgement about which individuals are fit to return to work. The Covid Clear service is a real-time information and workflow management platform that integrates the inputs required to help inform a company’s end to end return to work strategy in keeping with State and Federal COVID-19 guidelines.
What Happpens after the employee goes through this test process?
The employee will be notified about their test status as determined by either a company or via our system, depending on the company’s preferences. All test results are confidential, and all employees must consent to participate. When an employee moves into the “clear” category – based both on criteria pre-determined by their employer and based on CDC and other public health guidance – they are eligible to receive a Covid Clear certificate. The Covid Clear certificate is a digital certificate which indicates employees have met their employer’s criteria to return to the workplace. If an employee isn’t in the “clear” category, their employer will notify the employee of next steps based on the employer’s return to work plan. Employers can extend the testing cycle and retest their employees at regular intervals if this step is necessary to keep everyone safe and healthy. We can also apply a calendar/clock-based system to see where employees are at in the time variable of being able to return to work, based on recommended guidelines. The company testing process is entirely configurable based on the unique needs of employers.