What President Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis Means for Your BusinessYi Jin, Ph.D.
We all woke up to the news Friday morning that President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, tested positive for COVID-19.
In a way, the news is stunning. One of the most protected individuals in the world could not avoid this virus. And Trump joins a growing number of world leaders who have also tested positive, including United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Prince Charles of Wales. All have fully recovered.
So what does all this mean for your business?
First and foremost, it means that you can not totally keep COVID-19 out of your workplace. If the President of the United States of America can get COVID-19, so can your receptionist, salesperson or technician.
But with that said, there is a world of difference between a company that accepts pandemic mayhem as inevitable and a company that aggressively works to minimize risk — both to its employees and to the future of the business itself.
This kind of risk reduction requires vigilant health screenings, regular temperature checks, the enforcement of mask-wearing and quick and effective contact tracing.
For any business, that’s a lot to manage.
“If the President can get COVID-19, so can your receptionist, salesperson or technician.”
The great news is that technology can make this task infinitely easier, while also protecting your business from pandemic-related litigation which, unfortunately, is on the rise.
The Turing Shield
Temperature checks and mandated mask-wearing have become standard at most businesses, but the implementation of these practices is often chaotic, time-consuming and not well-documented.
The Turing Shield was created to effortlessly accomplish the four practices critical to keeping both your employees and the future of your business safe. These four practices are:
- Daily health screening done in less than 30 seconds on employees’ smartphone
- Non-contact temperature checks
- Automated mask detection
- Quick and efficient contact tracing
Available in single-person model, the Turing Shield launches with the health screening. After the screening is finished, a QR code appears on the employee’s phone and is used to activate the Turing Shield, which is typically positioned just inside the entrance to the workplace.
The employee then stands in front of the Turing Shield, which checks his or her temperature and detects whether a mask is being worn (without making any contact). The scanner generates a badge indicating that the employee is cleared to work. It’s this badge that, in tandem with standard surveillance video, enables efficient contact tracing should the employee later test positive for COVID-19.
“By using the Turing Shield, you’ll be doing everything you can to keep COVID-19 out of your workplace”
The Turing Shield is fully automated, meaning you don’t have to hire additional personnel or burden human resources with additional tasks.
By using the Turing Shield, you’ll be doing everything you can to keep COVID-19 out of your workplace, while also maintaining the kind of meticulous records needed to keep your business safe.
Record Keeping and Reducing Risk to Your Business
You can be quite certain that every person who enters the White House undergoes vigorous COVID-19 screening — and that detailed records of every interaction, temperature check, and screening result are well documented.
The average business owner doesn’t have quite the same arsenal of assistants to ensure such detailed record keeping.
Yet it’s vitally important for business owners and managers to maintain inscrutable records.
That’s because pandemic-related lawsuits, based on claims of unsafe working conditions, are on the rise. You may be doing every possible thing you can to keep your employees as safe as possible — but do you have the records to prove it?
We’ll likely never know exactly how Trump came into contact with the virus. But you can be certain that his team has all its bases covered and, if necessary, could provide documentation to prove the steps taken to keep the President as safe as possible.
Can you say the same for your business?
“You may be doing every possible thing you can to keep your employees as safe as possible — but do you have the records to prove it?”
The Turing Shield can give you this confidence, thanks to the data it collects and records. If an employee files a lawsuit claiming that safety standards were not upheld, you will be able to provide detailed records of daily health screenings, temperature checks and mask detection. You will also be able to prove that any contact tracing that was necessary was done as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
And you will be able to do all of this in an instant, using records that are right at your fingertips. There will be no frantic emails or phone calls searching for missing records. No internal investigations. No sleepless nights wondering if your future is on the line.
The Turing Shield, as its name implies, has you covered.
Finally, it’s important to note that the Turing Shield was designed to align with all guidelines put forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is, quite literally, the best defense currently available.
Interested in Learning More?
The Turing Shield is already being used by more than 600 organizations across the country, including Coca-Cola, Costco, American Eagle and Safeway.
If you’d like to learn more about how the Turing Shield can help protect both your employees and the future of your business, contact us at email@example.com or by calling 866.339.4268. We’d love to answer any questions you may have — or provide additional information about how the Turing Shield is being used in your industry specifically.
So far, all reports indicate that President Trump and his wife are on the path to getting better. We hope for the speedy and full recovery for all those battling this virus — and want to thank everyone working on the frontlines to keep our nation healthy, safe and prosperous.