XpresSpa wants to turn its spas into Covid-19 test sites for airport staff, flight crews, and passengers. With 46 locations across 23 cities, many of which are located in point-of-entry cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Washington, DC, XpresSpa is ideally situated to provide testing.
According to a press release from XpresSpa, the company has contacted multiple government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and private laboratories, about the prospect of turning its 46 airport locations into Covid-19 testing facilities.
Doug Satzman, XpresSpa Chief Executive Officer, said, “We believe we can help alleviate some of the long waits for travelers entering the US but we can also be available to test TSA employees, pilots, Flight Attendants and other airport personnel who are on the front lines helping to keep our nation safe.”
Satzman further stated, “As the largest operator of health and wellness spas located within these US point of entry airports, we believe our facilities could be of great utility in helping our government test people as quickly as possible. We will work closely with local airport authorities on all plans. While we cannot ensure that an arrangement will ultimately be consummated, we remain optimistic that we can play a vital role with some of these entities.”
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