SneezSafe Sees Renewed Interest as Employers Mitigate Delta Variant Spread

SneezSafe is a web-based platform that screens for symptoms associated with COVID-19

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., August 24, 2021 – SneezSafe, a web-based platform designed for employers, universities and other organizations to screen for symptoms associated with COVID-19, is experiencing renewed interest as a result of the COVID-19 Delta variant. The tool was launched last summer by Winston-Salem health tech firm, Sneez, LLC. Shortly after launch, SneezSafe was adopted by over a dozen organizations, including Flow Automotive Companies, Reeb Manufacturing and Great Outdoor Provision Company. Now, as the Delta variant spreads, employers and other leaders are turning to SneezSafe to keep their organizations healthy. The tool uses the latest CDC guidelines to process user symptom data instantly, directing users to go on to work or class or to seek further evaluation or care.

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Photo courtesy of Kitsbow Cycling

“Our company has not had a single employee-to-employee transmission of COVID-19,” says Kitsbow CEO, David Billstrom. Kitsbow, an outdoor apparel manufacturer, has been using SneezSafe for a year. “Masking, symptom screening, hand-washing, and social distancing have been the secrets to our success. We can’t imagine working without SneezSafe,” Billstrom adds.

A daily screening tool like SneezSafe is a necessity for some employers. In June, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted its COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which requires daily COVID-19 symptom screening for all healthcare employees. SneezSafe makes the screening process quick, easy and non-invasive. Users can receive a daily reminder to complete the 10 second symptom survey which can be accessed on any web-enabled device through a web link, QR code, employer app or text message. If the employee reports concerning symptoms, then the tool can connect the user to a wide range of employer directed, customizable care options ranging from a remote or onsite nurse to employer-based health clinic, to virtual care or even a nearby clinic, all in real-time– right from SneezSafe. The tool also features a robust dashboard, providing employers information about who has been cleared to come to work and who needs to stay out of work based on symptoms and CDC guidelines.

“As COVID-19 has evolved, so have SneezSafe’s capabilities,” says Danielle Lamphier, CEO of Sneez, LLC. “Testing and isolation protocols have become more complex in recent months and SneezSafe can manage those processes in a fully customizable way. It has always been a priority for the tool to be highly user-friendly, for both users and employers. Now that there is even more COVID-19 related data that users need to share quickly and securely with their employers, like test results and vaccination status, SneezSafe can help.”

SneezSafe can be accessed via web browser on any device and does not require an app download, making it accessible for anyone with internet access. For more information about SneezSafe, visit SneezSafe.com or email contact@sneezsafe.com.

About Sneez, LLC

Sneez, LLC, uses technology and health data integration to help communities stay informed and healthy. The Sneez brand was born when pediatric doctors, William Satterwhite, JD, MD and Steven Hodges, MD, created the Sneez app in 2016 – the first of its kind real-time illness tracking app. The Sneez app uses diagnosis data from local physicians and urgent care locations to inform the public of a variety of sicknesses occurring in their specific geography, including flu, colds, strep throat and other common illnesses. This data is used to create a virtual heat map of illnesses circulating in local communities by zip code. The app also helps consumers and their families connect with local healthcare providers through scheduling in-office and virtual visits with providers, as well as equipping users with helpful information such as the wait times at their local emergency room.

Sneez, LLC also created two web-based platforms for health screening and care – SneezSafe and ZwellBeing. SneezSafe screens employees and other community members for COVID-19 through a simple daily survey and connects them with healthcare providers for evaluation and treatment. It is also in use as part of the Covid-19 Community Research Partnership Study at Campbell, Vidant, Tulane University Medical Center and Wake Forest University Health Sciences. ZwellBeing is a health engagement and monitoring platform that helps eliminate the chaos of accessing the right health and wellbeing resource in the workplace and on-campus, connecting employees and students to the right care, the first time.” For more information, please visit www.sneezapp.com, www.SneezSafe.com and www.myzwellbeing.com.

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