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University in Washington chooses SaferMe for contact tracing

09 August, 2020 · Mike Steere · Press

SaferMe is pleased to announce Walla Walla University will help protect its students, faculty and staff from the risk of spreading Covid-19 with the help of SaferMe’s contact tracing solution.

The University is keen to ensure best practice systems are in place to help with contact tracing if cases arise after the return of students. SaferMe was the preferred choice as it offers a proven and easy-to-use solution that also protects users’ privacy.

“We chose SaferMe because it is an app-based service that will provide the information we need to act quickly and decisively in order to limit the spread of infection," said Dr. Kari Firestone, the university's director for COVID-19 response efforts. "SaferMe also meets strict General Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines for the utmost security and protection of personal data." 
SaferMe’s CEO & Founder Clint Van Marrewijk says that as classes return, measures that prevent universities from developing large clusters of coronavirus cases are vital.

“Contact tracing is international best practice, and will be a key part of helping prevent Covid-19 outbreaks for some time to come,” said Van Marrewijk. “SaferMe is a great fit for universities because it is easy for both students and staff to use; and we protect each individual’s privacy. Acting early at the symptom stage, before large outbreaks occur is critical. Large clusters of cases can lead to long closures and increased community transmission of Covid-19 - so that’s what we want to avoid.”

Universities have an important role to play in protecting the health and safety of their students, faculty and staff. SaferMe is the best way to conduct contact tracing and daily wellbeing checks.

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