OZ Salus (Patent Pending), a Mobile Solution to Safely Bring Back Max Capacity Mass Gathering Entertainment

We are currently living in a world without normal daily outings, entertainment, and regular work schedules. Without large crowds cheering on their favorite artist or player. No sports, shows, theme parks, resorts, casino floors, conferences, cruises, and even birthday parties. No work for employees and little to no income for families.

We are being told that mass-gathering entertainment and some work will not return until the COVID-19 vaccination is developed, manufactured, and administered. At best that’s sometime in 2021. Or 2022, or later. OZ has developed a solution to safely bring back mass-gathers and jobs, leveraging a device we all already own. Our mobile phone.

Stadiums, theaters, arenas, stores, and theme parks are already using mobile phones to scan tickets, pinpoint locations, and more. What if we could use those same devices to ensure only COVID-19 negative guests and employees can enter enjoy the game? The show. The theme park. The resort. The casino. The cruise line. Now, you can; with Salus.

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Salus Applications

For venue staff responsible for maintaining security. Once a user is trying to access a venue, Salus Monitor will scan their QR code on Salus Access. Salus Monitor also connects technologies within the venue to alert proper personnel if someone displays symptoms of illness.

For Employees and Staff Members at Salus-protected venues. Using their own Salus Access profile, they can scan their QR code into Salus Employee. Supervisors will be able to check records within Salus Employee to ensure their staff is COVID-19 free.

For medical professionals conducting COVID-19 tests. Users of this application will record the outcome of a patient's COVID-19 test designating a "Negative" or 'Positive" result. The patient will be able to see the test result in their own app, Salus Access.

For everyone! Anyone looking to access a Salus-protected venue will need the Salus Access app. The user creates a profile and takes a selfie that will help verify their identity. Once results have populated from Salus Test, the user can scan their QR code to enter the venue.

  • Multiple Personas

    • Athletes / Performers
    • Guests / Customers
    • Venue Staff / Employees / Management
    • Medical Personnel conducting COVID-19 tests

  • COVID-19 Test Kit Compatibility

    Allows the configuration of any test kit with storable properties for test accuracy.

  • Testing Negative

    Once the user tests negative, the Salus App provides a QR code granting access to the venue/biosphere.

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  • On-Going Monitoring

    Continuous thermal camera and symptom monitoring on-site

  • Geo-Tracking

    Monitor people as they exit the interconnected event, via geo-tracking and time records.

  • Re-Access Controls

    Individuals are re-granted access to the site but will be notified by the Salus app to be re-tested 45-48 hours after they exit.

Latest COVID-19 Asymptomatic, Incubation and Contagiousness Stats

50%

Studies indicate that at least 50% of all COVID-19 carriers are asymptomatic, but yet contagious

5.2

For those infected that do show symptoms; the average time to show symptoms is 5.2 days

3.2+

Whether showing COVID-19 symptoms or not, carriers are most contagious 3.2-4.5 days after being infected

2.5

Conversely, COVID-19 carriers are not contagious 2.5-3 days after being infected

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/europe/iceland-testing-coronavirus-intl/index.html

Virus Contagiousness: Real-Life Restaurant Case Study

January 24, 2020, a Restaurant in China’s Guangzhou was attended by a diner (A1), from Wuhan, unknowingly infected with the coronavirus. He infected nine people over the course of a dinner (dates refer to diagnosis date of the nine people infected). Most were more than six feet apart from A1.

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Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/how-restaurant-air-conditioning-gave-nine-people-covid-china-2020-4

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Virus Contagions Simulation

From what we know about the COVID-19 virus, we are sure about its capabilities to spread amongst individuals, especially in crowded areas. The simulation to the left pictures the virus spreading throughout an airplane cabin.

With one infected traveler, who may be asymptomatic, the infectious virus spreads throughout the entire cabin with ease, making it highly likely that other travelers will then be carriers themselves. The tight circulation of air throughout the cabin makes passengers in the back of the plane just as likely to be infected as those sitting adjacent to the initially infected individual.

Travelers using masks and other protective gear can lessen the chance of spread, though cannot eliminate the possibility of infecting others or getting infected themselves. Salus is helping air travel organizations monitor travelers and airport/airline employees, granting access to areas only with COVID-19 negative test results and a personalized QR code. OZ is helping to reduce the possibility of the results of the contagion simulation seen here.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/video-how-cough-particles-spread-virus-in-airplane-cabin-coronavirus-2020-4

Infection Rates

While some continue to question the validity of the novel coronavirus, health experts from around the globe have reminded citizens of the severity of the pandemic. CNN provides imagery to show the spread of COVID-19 in relation to Influenza.

As they mention, the flu has taken the lives of many individuals, but the coronavirus raises concerns due to its infection rates nearly doubling in comparison. As depicted, a coronavirus carrier can infect “2-3 people on average,” compared to the “average 1.28 from the flu.”

Travelers using masks and other protective gear can lessen the chance of spread, though cannot eliminate the possibility of infecting others or getting infected themselves. Salus is helping air travel organizations monitor travelers and airport/airline employees, granting access to areas only with COVID-19 negative test results and a personalized QR code. OZ is helping to reduce the possibility of the results of the contagion simulation seen here.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/01/health/flu-vs-coronavirus-deaths/index.html

Latest Consumer Sentiment:
Going to a Restaurant to a Ball Game.

Many Americans will wait for a vaccine before returning to their favorite past times

Will Americans Return to Their Usual Routines if Restrictions End?

When, if ever, do you expect to attend the following?

Whenever they reopen to the public

When there is a proven coronavirus vaccine, even if that's a year or more from now

Never

Don’t know

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A professional sporting event like an NBA, MLB or NFL game

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A live concert, theater performance or a movie theater

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An amusement/theme/water park

Source: https://www.voterstudygroup.org/covid-19-updates

Percent who say they would probably or definitely engage in the following activities if public health officials recommend lifting restrictions

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Source: https://www.voterstudygroup.org/covid-19-updates

Keeping People Safe from COVID-19 in Max Capacity Mass Gathering

Salus FAQ

What is Salus?


Salus is a modular, mobile solution keeps people Safe from the COVID-19 virus in mass-people environments creating a COVID-19 free ‘biosphere’. Salus defines, harmonizes and manages new processes, and supporting technologies, to help ensure that only people that are COVID-19 negative, have COVID-19 antibodies or have received the COVID-19 vaccination are able to enter mass-people venues such as resorts, casinos, conferences & convention centers, stadiums, theme parks, airports and cruises.


At the heart of the Salus solution is the Salus Mobile Tester, Access and Monitor apps that stores and time stamps an on-the-spot Test results for COVID-19. The solution grants Access to a defined mass-people environment only if they are COVID-19 negative. Salus Monitors people's temperature and other symptoms in the accessed environment and uses Geo-Tracking to know if the user has left the biosphere, and, if they have, sends them to be Re-tested between 57-60 hours of exiting.


Salus works with a number of third-party, certified, rapid-testing providers in multiple venues across the country. The Salus solution is agnostic to the type of COVID-19 testing kit, and can interface with a multitude of testing providers nationwide. All they need to do is download the Salus Tester app from the Apple or Google Play app store.


The FDA approves COVID-19 tests. The accuracy of the FDA approved test is dependent on what rapid testing kits and protocols are being used by the third-party tester. Current studies estimate COVID-19 testing to be 85 - 99.9+% accurate.


If a user tests positive for COVID-19, they will not receive a Salus Access QR code meaning they will not be able to enter the venue(s). The Salus app will direct them to return and self-isolate at home for the CDC recommended period, currently 15 days.


Unlike checking for a high body temperature – that may identify if someone of showing symptoms of COVID-19, testing identifies people who are COVID-19 asymptomatic and symptomatic/pre-symptomatic.


The current scientific medical data indicates that results are valid for a 48-60 hours period, as this is the average time it takes from first being infected with COVID-19 to being contagious. Note, the average time for a symptomatic COVID-19 carrier to show symptoms is 5.2 days after being infected.


Depending on the requirements, additional screening measures can be implemented, such as infrared cameras in the venue, which measure body temperatures of individuals and flagging those who have a body temperature above 100.4 F, providing another level of safety and risk mitigation.


The Salus app allows users to pick events/locations that they want to access and attend and schedule a test with a nearby third-party testing provider, that allows those coming to the venue to be tested up to two days prior, which will help to minimize lengthy lines. The results of the rapid test are typically available in minutes after the test is administered and are good for up to sixty hours. Additionally, testing locations can be set up at the venue the day of the event, with enough personnel to assist in minimizing lengthy wait times.


Sensitive medical patient data is not held within the Salus app but rather by the third party, HIPAA certified tester. All data in the Salus app is encrypted including the QR code to prevent hacking of the QR access code or associated selfie picture of the user.


The testing center that administers the COVID-19 test maintains the data storage and security of the patient data. Salus and the venue do not have access to patient data; only that the user is COVID-19 negative and has an Access QR code to attest to that.


The investment in Salus varies based on how the solution is tailored to the needs of the event/venue(s). Salus consultants will meet with stakeholders of the event(s)/venue(s) to determine if Salus is a fit. Depending on the organization's requirements, a one-time, cost-effective set-up and configuration charge, and a small per-use fee for the app, and testing essentially as a pass-through to reduce investment.


We understand that with regards to Salus, "one size DOESN'T fit all." With some organizations, we are having discussions about a "phased" approach, whereby phase one involves testing and providing Salus for employees, venue personnel, players, and a limited number of fans. For others, the organization wants to provide access for the entire venue and all fans, so we will work with the entity to create an implementation plan that accommodates that approach.

Ric Cavieres

Ric is passionate and relentless in helping his clients become industry leaders in Customer Experience (CX) through digital reimagination. He leads OZ’s markets and consulting, services and solutions groups that drive CX Design Thinking leveraging the Digital building blocks of RPA, Analytics and AI, IoT and Innovation Labs.

Previously, he was a Partner at the big 4 firms EY, PwC/IBM and Capgemini where he drove digital innovation consulting and solutions in Design Thinking, Analytics, and AI. He is a recognized CX thought leader and speaker, receiving industry recognition as a PharmaVOICE 100 honoree.

Who is Ric Cavieres

Ric is passionate and relentless in helping his clients become industry leaders in Customer Experience (CX) through digital reimagination. He leads OZ’s markets and consulting, services and solutions groups that drive CX Design Thinking leveraging the Digital building blocks of RPA, Analytics and AI, IoT and Innovation Labs.

Previously, he was a Partner at the big 4 firms EY, PwC/IBM and Capgemini where he drove digital innovation consulting and solutions in Design Thinking, Analytics, and AI. He is a recognized CX thought leader and speaker, receiving industry recognition as a PharmaVOICE 100 honoree.

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