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The Path Forward: Biocom’s Return to Work Guide for California’s Life Science Industry

Crafted by Biocom’s Return to Work Task Force, The Path Forward: Return to Work Guide for California’s Life Science Industry is a free resource that establishes industry standards for transitioning the world’s largest life science community back into the lab and workplace while preventing and lessening the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Download the Biocom Return to Work Risk Assessment Checklist, templated guidance document to protect the health and safety of employees and visitors entering life science facilities in the age of COVID-19.

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About our Testing Solutions

Biocom members of all sizes can now gain exclusive access to our comprehensive testing solution with One Medical – a national, membership-based primary care practice–offering significantly discounted membership rates to One Medical’s evidence-based workplace reentry program, Healthy Together. There are many ways to handle testing, and while the science changes almost daily, we are confident we’ve got you covered with solutions for returning to the workplace that ensure equal safety measures for all, at an exclusive Biocom member rate. Also, be sure to check out a matrix of additional testing solutions from other Biocom members across the state, and stay-tuned for all-new pilot pop-up testing programs coming soon to San Diego and the Bay Area.

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About the Addendum

Since initially launching our Return to Work Guide, The Path Forward, on May 29th, we heard how valuable the aggregated information was in helping our members craft their return to work strategies. On July 7th, we released an Addendum to the guide to address requests for additional, updated information that surfaced in the month after launch. Updated information in the Addendum was added under the guidance of Biocom’s Return to Work Task Force, comprised of key industry leaders across the spectrum of life science companies, and informed through close monitoring of changes to recommendations from public health agencies. The Addendum, like the initial guide, is available to the public.

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About the Guide

As some regions of California begin to enter Phase 3 of reopening, we at Biocom know that your employees’ safety is of utmost importance. To help prepare for your return to the workplace, our Biocom Return to Work Task Force has leveraged statewide expertise to provide comprehensive guidance for all aspects of operating your business safely and effectively. The guide as well as the Task Force is devoted entirely to the awareness of new health and wellbeing protocols, readiness for our workforce and proactive steps to ensure that our facilities are ready to begin operations productively and safely.

About the Task Force

The Task Force is focused on three key areas: workplace preparedness, workforce preparedness, and wide-scale testing and tracing. In addition to guidance and best practice resources, free and reduced-price PPE, and unique thought leadership in these areas, the task force will conduct and evaluate an RFP to select a group of trusted suppliers to deliver affordable company-wide testing solutions that enable you to bring employees back to office spaces, manufacturing facilities, and laboratory environments in the safest and most responsible manner.

The Return to Work Guide represents the tireless work of the Task Force and the collaboration of over 60 member companies, 20 Board Members, 15 partners, and half of our staff over the past two months.

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Biocom Return to Work Resources

Biocom’s events team has brought leading experts from around the industry to address issues related to preparing for a safe return to the workplace. To view upcoming webinars, head to our events calendar here.

Archived Webinars:

June 30 | Return to Work Series: Testing: What You as Employers Need to Know
View our second installment of the Return to Work Webinar Series focused on Testing. Topics covered by our expert panel include what employers should know about PCR testing vs. Serology testing, symptomatic vs. asymptomatic testing, financing testing, incident management and much more.

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June 17 | Return to Work Series: COVID-19 Testing Foundations That We All Need to Know
As you are preparing to return to a physical office space, testing is top of mind for everyone. During this webinar our experts provide a foundational overview of the different testing options available including Molecular, Antigen, and Antibody.

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May 8 | Live Webinar Discussion: Payment Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
Please join Biocom and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a discussion about the Payment Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) programs. You’ll learn about the loan and grant programs, application process, tips, and what to expect after applying, among others.

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May 13 | CFO Series Webinar: Discussion with Chief Economist of Nasdaq
Biocom invites you to join us on Wednesday, May 13th, as we hear from Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Nasdaq, Inc., Phil Mackintosh.

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May 13 | Return to Workplace – Insights from Life Science CEOs Across the US
Join Biocom, MassBio and Thermo Fisher Scientific as we convene industry CEOs to share their insights on COVID-19 testing, the race for a vaccine, as well as how these leaders are preparing for the return of their workforce. In this ever changing landscape guidance’s and best practices are changing every day. Join us on May 13th as CEO’s from East and West provide you with the most updated information.

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