With a PCR test, we are doing what we can to help support our families, colleagues, and affiliate culture. Additionally, we are taking proactive steps to keep our shops safe and the atmosphere secure. Hopefully, we are going to get through it together.
Our procedures were further streamlined and strengthened during the next week. We could move it faster. After all, the CDC expanded the criteria for Covid-19 test kits. It includes anyone with symptoms and any health care provider. This is regardless of their symptoms. Thus, we were able to help even more community members. It wasn’t without its challenges, including limitations on PPE. The issues inhibited our ability to scale better. Still, we were working through the issues as soon as possible.
Evolving and Improving
Following this further, none of this was a retailer’s traditional role. So, we put together how to run a pandemic examination. We did that using two main principles to guide us: ensure that everyone on site is safe and provide a quality output. That means developing and growing, studying and iterating, and studying some more.
Continuing to Innovate
We are proud of the research that has been completed to bring us to 45 sites. Furthermore, we are excited to do better to reach better areas where we are based. Besides, 90% of the U.S. population is within 10 miles of a Walmart. We need to associate our next step of research with one of our crucial industries. For example, operating a pharmacy to help speed our success against Covid-19.
When new technologies arise, we will use our pharmacy to sell and get more extensive samples. Imagine logging online and then, booking a check with our partners. Later, driving up at your scheduled time at your nearest clinic. Or even, parking in your designated place, and our pharmacist will welcome you.
When you sit in the vehicle, you take a nasal or saliva check. Afterward, the specimen is submitted to the lab. You might also get your finger held by a pharmacist for serology checks. A PCR test is like a blood pressure and cholesterol level check. After all, they check whether you have antibodies against the virus.
People are focusing on how they can render it a reality. But the truth depends on other variables. For example, the quality of samples and FDA acceptance of new test kits or acceptance of implementation with different use forms. Or, whether state pharmacy boards can broaden the positions pharmacists are authorized to perform. Also, other concerns when we work with state and local authorities. We will move rural, industrial, regional, suburban, and approach underserved areas and hot points in the future. Thus, we would have overcome all the obstacles involved in putting up broad sites.
Sadly, over the coming months, Covid-19 will start to test us. We continue to track technology advances and new experiments. We assess whether they might play a role in our activities while we strive to help our stakeholders and communities. I am inspired by my colleagues’ spirit and drive that work hard to help meet the communities we serve. As we always do, we will try to find opportunities to improve.