Alphabet’s Verily Health Sciences subsidiary has established and developed its community-based California testing program, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s misleading introduction to Google’s website for massive detection of new coronaviruses,media outlet TechCrunch reported. Self-driving testing sites have been deployed and the number of tests completed has increased from more than 1,200 last Wednesday to more than 3,700 as of Saturday.
In a new blog post, the Verily team detailed its progress, and CNBC reported last week that it had recruited 1,000 new volunteers from Google and Alphabet to help increase its testing efforts and bring testing sites to new areas. A total of four testsites are currently operating across California, which took about two weeks.
This was done in a very short time, and Verily now wants to pass on the benefits of his experience and lessons. It summarizes guidelines and resources for all those who want to build a community-based testing program (assuming they can use qualified labs, test supplies, and healthcare professionals) and makes them available to anyone to download.
The guide includes a variety of documentation, including the workflow of everyone involved in the pass-through inspection process, the type of personal protective equipment required, and how to organize and deploy field personnel. There is even a complete test signage kit for download and printing.
The guidance materials were created by Verily’s Project Baseline team in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health and other state and regulatory agencies, and they also represent Stanford University’s medical opinion. Overall, the guide is designed to help Verily spread the benefits of its experience, at a pace that cannot be achieved through its own efforts.
However, the company is certainly still looking to expand its detection site and launch a new one. This guide can help others make the most of their experience, even though they need extensive access to professional resources to replicate, even if benefiting from the team’s shared information that has first-hand understanding of the challenges required for mobile COVID-19 testing.