CLEAR has found another COVID-19 testing partner. The company’s Health Pass application can now be used to display the results of COVID tests conducted by Quest Diagnostics.
The Health Pass app debuted in May to provide businesses and consumers with discreet COVID-19 immunity credentials, though it initially relied on self-reported information rather than official test results. CLEAR has since amended that through a partnership with LabCorp that allows patients to link Health Pass to their LabCorp account.
The arrangement with Quest Diagnostics is virtually identical. To take advantage of the expanded utility, patients must first create a MyQuest account with the company. After that, they can access the Quest patient portal directly through Health Pass, and give consent for the two apps to exchange information. They can then use Health Pass to share their COVID-19 test results. Health Pass will display someone’s status with only a red or a green signal, ensuring that all other personal information remains private and confidential.
Health Pass can be used to enable touchless access control based on a clean bill of health. Users can take a selfie to verify their identity, and then submit to a facial recognition scan or scan a QR code at a point of entry to confirm that they do not have COVID-19.
“We are committed to helping people return to their daily lives more safely and securely,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker. “We are proud to give partners the tools they need to make reopening as safe as possible for their employees, customers, and community.”
“As individuals consider ways to travel, work and engage with others more safely, they increasingly rely on data to help make informed decisions,” added Quest SVP and Group Executive Cathy Doherty. “Our collaboration brings together advanced technology to transform COVID-19 test results into insights that inform decisions to help improve health and safety.”
Quest has conducted more than 16 million COVID-19 tests in the US since March, a number that eclipses all other organizations in the country. The NHL, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the Seattle Seahawks, and Chopt are among the organizations that have used Health Pass to facilitate health screening at their facilities.
October 16, 2020 – by Eric Weiss