Embrace the Trace Program Boosts COVID-19 Tracing

Users provide their email address and phone number and are issued a unique QR code to be presented for scanning when they enter and leave a gathering place.

Embrace the Trace Program Boosts COVID-19 Tracing

Fortior Solutions, an identity solutions provider to the military, government and critical infrastructure, introduces Embrace the Trace™ program, a COVID-19 contact tracing solution.

The patent-pending solution enables individuals in the places where they gather, such as schools, college campuses, hospitals, places of worship, retail stores, restaurants and salons, to receive timely notifications from verified public health authority contact tracers in the event of COVID-19 exposure, according to an announcement.

Users only need to provide their email address and phone number, says the company. Individuals are then issued a unique QR code, which they can present for scanning when they enter and leave gathering places. Gathering places sign up to download the Embrace the Trace QR code scanning mobile application. The program is free of charge.

Verified public health authority contact tracers are granted access to the QR code scan activity information so they can conduct COVID-19 case investigations, identify exposed individuals, and notify them. No personal data is shared with gathering places, marketing groups or any other third party, according to the company. Fortior Solutions deletes QR scan code activity after 60 days.

What makes Embrace the Trace stand out from other contact tracing applications is that it does not use GPS tracking, Bluetooth or other intrusive technology to monitor individuals’ movements, the company says.

“The Embrace the Trace Program is a perfect partner in campus safety,” says Fortior Solutions President and CEO Jim Robell. “Across the country, individuals are being urged by their public health authorities to ‘answer the call’ if they hear from a contact tracer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Embrace the Trace program gives the entire campus community the confidence and trust they need to do just that — ‘answer the call,’ slow the spread of COVID-19, and reopen America’s schools, colleges, universities and hospitals.

For more information, visit embracethetrace.com.

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