COVID-19 Essential Workforce

Testing Program

Color’s Essential Workforce Testing Program is helping frontline workers and essential employees across the country access COVID-19 testing and care resources they need to keep themselves and their families safe.

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An Accessible Approach to COVID-19 Testing

Color’s Essential Workforce Testing Program was launched with CityTestSF, a highly accessible COVID-19 testing model for all of San Francisco’s public and private essential employees. The program is a public-private partnership providing universal access to testing for all essential employees regardless of symptoms or exposure.

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Color’s COVID-19 Testing Infrastructure

Color has integrated its COVID-19 testing lab into a technology-driven employer program that can help reduce the risk of workplace transmission through fast, scalable testing.  The program provides a complete testing solution – including eligibility assessments and testing protocols, sample collection events, reliable turnaround times on testing, and appropriate follow-ups for testing, tracing, and isolating emerging cases in the workplace.


COVID-19 Workforce Testing Diagram

Eligibility Criteria

Color incorporates testing protocols and criteria to determine each employee’s risk of exposure and communicate who is eligible for testing. Color’s platform incorporates flexible modules, including exposure risk assessments and symptom checking.

Sample Collection

Color supports multiple testing configurations to flexibly integrate with job site attributes, making it easy for employees to provide test samples. Color’s sample collection service also manages the logistics of sample collection and transport to Color’s networked high-capacity laboratories.

Clinical Testing

Color’s CLIA lab operates under FDA-approved protocols and has the capacity to process thousands of samples per day, with automated processes that support fast turnaround times and consistent reporting.

Clinical Follow-Up

Color’s software delivers test results directly to employees by email, text or phone in a HIPAA-compliant manner. Color’s platform also integrates with downstream clinical services to help  employees isolate and receive appropriate care. 

Public Health Follow-Up

Along with reporting results to care providers, Color helps employers comply with state and local public health requirements for reporting and case management.

HR & Occupational Safety Follow-Up

Color works with HR and Occupational Safety teams to ensure employees and their families can get care and take appropriate action when they receive a positive test result, and de-isolation testing to help employees safely return to work.

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