Reopening businesses while keeping Texans safe
Keeping the economy afloat while keeping people safe is no easy task in a pandemic. In an effort to facilitate the reopening of businesses in a manner that centers health and well-being, Predictive Solutions is introducing Risk Ranking for Businesses.
Risk ranking relies on mathematical equations that calculate the probability of an outcome and classifies it on a sliding scale of how likely it is to occur. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Risk Ranking for Businesses arms companies and customers with data-backed classifications that communicate the probability of coming into contact with someone who is COVID-19-positive at a given location.
You may recall that after the attacks on 9/11/2001, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security created a terror threat warning system to disseminate information regarding the risk or probability of terrorist acts to federal, state and local authorities, and to the American public.
Similarly, Risk Ranking for Businesses provides a system that business owners can use to communicate the probability of coming into contact with COVID-19 at their location for internal and external purposes.
The goal is to provide a data-fueled path to reopening the economy while ensuring that we maintain health and safety in the process.
This Risk Ranking Registry was created to help determine the chance of contact someone might have in a particular area or business.
This system DOES NOT establish growth patterns or rates, nor infectivity (the likelihood of contracting COVID-19 after contact). This system DOES determine the chance of contact by observing the relationship between the population density, physical size of the area, and number of cases present locally by using a logarithmic score.
This tool enables individuals, businesses and organizations to make informed decisions about how to mitigate exposure risks to the virus over time.
Businesses that participate will be issued a digital certificate to display if they choose, demonstrating their commitment to the health and safety of their employees and customers.
If you are a business that would like to participate, please click here.