Experts and politicians have the incredible task at-hand to figure out how to safely and efficiently open businesses and restart the economy across the country. While different philosophies and different political affiliations may disagree on the exact course, there is fierce agreement that expanding testing capabilities is a key component of any solution.
Whenever and wherever possible, keeping testing local will result in faster turnaround times than cross-country shipping of specimens. In order to do this, knowing what capacity exists in a region and where to direct tests for the most efficient resulting times will be critical. This panel will discuss strategies, risks, and other considerations in designing and standing up a regional COVID-19 testing network.
Attendees will come away with the following:
- An understanding of the regional testing network concept
- Strategies to consider in building a network, including important technology components.
- Risks and challenges to consider and mitigate while designing a regional network
- Approaches to fund a regional network