Waymo is prioritizing their teams' safety during these really challenging times, and we're thrilled to add symptom screening, testing, and integrated data analytics through Healthy at Work, to their already rigorous health and safety policies.
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The health and safety of our team is our top priority as we continue to navigate the global pandemic and gradually resume our driving operations. That's why we’ve partnered with Verily..." - Waymo Team.
Providing COVID-19 testing to our team in partnership with Verily
The health and safety of our team is our top priority as we continue to navigate the global pandemic and gradually resume our driving operations. That's why we’ve partnered with Verily, an Alphabet company focused on healthcare and life sciences, to provide integrated COVID-19 testing, symptom and exposure screening, and data analytics for our front-line team members and partners. Verily’s Healthy at Work program
uses the best of current recommendations from federal, state and local authorities, and Verily's operational, clinical, data science modeling and scientific testing capabilities. In addition to the rigorous COVID-19 safety protocols we’ve implemented, we believe that providing regular testing for our team, through Verily's CLIA-certified lab
in South San Francisco, will promote our high standards for workplace safety.
Through Healthy at Work screening, onsite personnel update their symptoms in a web-based portal each day, report any potential exposure to COVID-19, and get tested as required. COVID-19 testing will be piloted with certain job functions at our Arizona, California, and Michigan locations and expanded as needed. If daily symptom reporting requirements are met and cleared, the individual will receive a "cleared for work" pass and may begin their work day.
If someone tests positive, they will be notified with a phone call from a medical provider including a review of the results and next steps, and we require that they stay home and self-quarantine until they are cleared to return. Team members will need to show their "approved for work" pass upon arriving on site each day.
We are grateful to our employees and partners for actively participating in maintaining a safe workplace and community. We're monitoring evolving federal, state, and local guidance to ensure the health and safety of our team. We will continue using the best safety practices available for as long as needed to keep our teams, workplaces and vehicles safe.