James Margiotta, Senior Vice President, CVS Health
Live events can be a powerful engagement tool. After two years of virtual interactions, many of us are eager to return to the collaborative and interactive environment in-person gatherings provide. But as the pandemic transitions to an endemic, the evolving protocols required to gather people together safely are presenting new challenges for event organizers.
CVS Health been a leader in pandemic response since the first cases of COVID-19 emerged. Whether through COVID-19 testing or vaccinations, customers and patients have received care from our 100,000 health care professionals. In 2021 alone, our company administered 32 million COVID-19 tests and 59 million COVID-19 vaccinations. And, we continue to be a trusted resource for companies looking to ensure their employees are safe when attending employer-sponsored events.
We know that companies have several factors to consider as they evaluate how to safely hold in-person meetings, and the number of decisions required to build the right protocols and coordinate across organizers, vendors and participants can be overwhelming. In addition, attendees expect thoughtful strategies that consider all possible scenarios as we continue to navigate COVID-19.
That’s why CVS Health built Return Ready for Events, an evolution of our Return Ready offering announced in June 2020 designed to help bring employees back to the workplace safely. With this new program, we are able to tap our knowledge and experience from the last two years to provide a comprehensive, on-site rapid COVID-19 testing solutions that help organizations bring teams back together at large-scale events.