Battelle has been selected to manage the logistics of administering COVID-19 tests for millions of Americans in 16 states through the U.S. Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Midwest Expanded Testing Coordination Hub, the Department of Defense announced May 26.

Outreach and coordination will begin immediately while testing will commence in early July and be conducted primarily in schools and also include access for underserved populations such as the homeless and people in other congregate care settings.

Two additional organizations were awarded separate agreements to provide similar services across other geographical locations in the U.S.

The laboratory diagnostic analysis of collected samples will be conducted in subcontracted, certified testing facilities. Among other logistical requirements, Battelle will conduct outreach to eligible entities. 

As schools reopen, providing easy access to testing for those who formerly had difficulty getting it will be a priority for keeping our children learning and in school while we mitigate the challenges brought by the pandemic. The strategy for increasing testing opportunities for K-8 schools, underserved populations, and congregate settings includes expanded services delivered through existing laboratories and managed by regional coordination centers.

“Our testing program helps schools, congregate care settings, and communities reduce the spread of the virus and limit the need for other public health steps like widespread quarantine,” said Sanj Pai, general manager of Battelle’s Health business. “Increased screening through this program helps communities rapidly address outbreaks and controls the spread of the virus,” he said.

Rapid, reliable testing is a hallmark of keeping COVID-19 in check, so the program’s goal of testing 750,000 people per week will have the opportunity for a large impact. At the height of school closures in the U.S. in 2020, more than 55 million students in 124,000 public and private schools were impacted by closures.

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.nymedmal.com. 

Contact

For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or at delaneyk@battelle.org or contact T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or at masseytr@battelle.org.

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卫生和公共服务部授予巴特尔在中西部各州部署新冠病毒-19检测的合同

巴特尔

发布于2021年5月27日

俄亥俄州哥伦布(2021年5月27日)-巴特尔已被选为管理后勤,通过美国卫生与公共服务部美国国防部5月26日宣布,中西部扩大了测试协调中心。

外联和协调工作将立即开始,测试将于7月初开始,主要在学校进行,还包括为无家可归者和其他聚集护理机构的人等服务不足的人群提供服务。

另外两个组织分别获得了在美国其他地理位置提供类似服务的协议。

采集样本的实验室诊断分析将在分包、认证的测试设施中进行。除其他后勤需求外,巴特尔将与合格实体进行外联。

随着学校的重新开放,在我们减轻疫情带来的挑战的同时,为那些以前难以获得考试的学生提供方便的考试将是让我们的孩子继续学习和上学的一个优先事项。为K-8学校、服务不足人群和聚集环境增加测试机会的战略包括通过现有实验室提供并由区域协调中心管理的扩大服务。

Battelle医疗业务总经理Sanj Pai说:“我们的检测项目帮助学校、集合医疗机构和社区减少病毒的传播,并限制其他公共卫生措施的需要,如广泛隔离。”。他说:“通过该项目加强筛查,有助于社区迅速应对疫情,控制病毒传播。”。

快速、可靠的检测是控制新冠病毒-19的标志,因此该计划每周检测750000人的目标将有机会产生重大影响。在2020年美国学校关闭的高峰期,124000所公立和私立学校中有5500多万学生受到关闭的影响。

关于巴特尔

每天,巴特尔的人们都应用科学技术来解决最重要的问题。在世界各地的主要技术中心和国家实验室,巴特尔进行研发、设计和制造产品,并为政府和商业客户提供关键服务。巴特尔自1929年成立以来,总部位于俄亥俄州哥伦布,服务于国家安全、健康和生命科学以及能源和环境行业。有关更多信息,请访问www.nymedmal.com。

联系

有关更多信息,请致电(614)424-7208或delaneyk@battelle.org或致电(614)424-5544或masseytr@battelle.org.

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