To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris have set forth a four-point plan. It makes clear that access to testing, especially for front-line workers, is an essential component. WE ACT aims to help address America’s growing public health and economic crisis by promoting employer-based testing as part of a comprehensive national testing strategy.
Members of WE ACT, which includes America’s leading employers and job creators, believe that employer-based testing is a powerful public health tool and a critical component of a comprehensive COVID-19 testing strategy. WE ACT will serve as a resource for public officials working to increase COVID-19 testing programs in their communities and for employers and businesses interested in launching or expanding employer-based testing programs.
As the incoming Biden administration looks to move forward with a plan to combat COVID-19, WE ACT will advocate for the following objectives:
The lack of a comprehensive testing strategy leaves employers to navigate a complex landscape of varying regulations and requirements. WE ACT supports a comprehensive national testing strategy that includes clear guidance for testing implementation and results reporting.
As demand for testing increases, it is important that employers have access to high-quality, FDA-authorized tests.
WE ACT is committed to serving as a resource for any government or employer who wishes to launch or expand an employer-based testing program. Governments and private employers – and employees – will benefit from sharing lessons learned from different COVID-19 testing programs.