Regular, rapid, and affordable COVID-19 testing will make it possible to identify and isolate infected students more quickly. ASSURE-19 tests could help slow the virus' spread by enabling all at-risk students, including pre- or asymptomatic ones, to be detected and effectively quarantined. Research shows that if done properly, rapid and regular testing protocols could drive down infections close to zero.
In the workplace, ASSURE-19 tests could prevent 88% of viral transmissions if repeated regularly (twice a week) and with isolation of those who test positive, according to research published by Dr. Daniel Larremore, an applied mathematician who models infectious diseases at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
ASSURE-19 tests could enable airports to safely reopen, testing both departing and arriving passengers, with follow-up testing for several days following travel. This would allow tourism industries to reopen for business while protecting both visitors and airport & hospitality staff.