90,000 Google employees have access to weekly free COVID trials. The The Wall Street Journal First the news was announced Every American Google employee (and its affiliates, including YouTube) is eligible to sign up for a free home test. It differs from other companies, Like Amazon, Which provides tests only for employees who still need to work in a physical location such as a retail location or warehouse.
This is of interest to Google employees as the seller’s website crashed after going live. Employees are assured that they will receive the test within two to four days of requesting one and will return the results within two days of receiving the lab.
As stated in it The Wall Street Journal Reportedly, Google pays its partner BioIQ $ 50 for a test. When it is multiplied by 90,000 employees it comes out to 4.5 million per week.
Of course, the $ 4.5 million figure assumes that every employee takes advantage of the offer, although a Google spokesman said they would recommend it. This is a very low cost compared to Google’s profit margins.
A spokesman for Google said On the edge Trainers will also be eligible for the program, which should be expanded to international staff by 2021. The company hopes the test will help reduce this number Symptomatic spreads If any of its employees are affected.
In the early days of the epidemic, President Trump said Google will create a website and a nationwide system to gain access to COVID tests. That is not true, Although a characters section is briefly tested in some regions. Google has worked with Apple to develop a communication tracking system and to improve the information it displays in its search results.
Correction: The original version of this story said it was a Google site. This is the site of BioIQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.