We’re so proud to be part of such an amazing community that is working together and partnering with the state to help get more test kits and mitigate COVID issues. We wanted to share the updates from today’s Silicon Slopes Town Hall meeting:
Mark Newman, CEO of Nomi Health is coordinating efforts to ramp up to 100k tests in Utah. This requires additional resources in four key areas: trained individuals to collect samples, sites for collection, testing kits, and labs to run tests and results. See image below
Please pay attention to the items in red:
- Personal Protective Equipment see the full list here. Silicon Slopes volunteers will come pick up items to make it super easy to donate.
- Test Sites: If any company with a parking lot along I-15 not currently in use due to remote work forces who would be willing to donate their space, please reach out. Currently there is only one identified site in Utah County.
- Medsential Home Testing Kits a number of folks from our community have been working on a plan to get 70,000 at-home test kits here from a manufacturer in China. They have an order on hold — it can be shipped on Monday or Tuesday (latest). The kit is similar to a home-pregnancy test with results in 15 mins (prick your finger). Based on what the manufacturer is telling us, the test has 97.75% accuracy and has been used by hundreds of thousands of people in China. As of last night, this exact manufacturer just received orders from Thailand, Finland, the EU and Italy. Many companies are purchasing kits for their teams and families and we assume others will like to do the same. Please read. If you have questions, let me know. If your company wants to participate in the purchase, also let me know.