This project has been funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, through the NIH RADxSM Initiative.
Input the number of people in your organization who are typically onsite.
This calculator is designed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in your organization, but cannot guarantee the elimination of COVID-19 infections.
This calculator assumes that 100% of the organization is tested up front and that you are completing the testing guidelines every day.
Answer three basic questions about mask usage, contact tracing, and limiting unmasked group activities such as dining.
These are three strategies that your organization can use to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
You may wish to be conservative in your mask usage estimation as typically, organizations overestimate compliance.
If cost is a factor, you may choose to adjust the default settings for two questions.
Cost Considerations relating to the time your employees are away from their work due to testing, and costs associated with completing testing on-site (if applicable).
Graph #1 will show your Estimated Testing Cost per Week.
Graph #2 will show the Total Number of People to be Tested each Day.
The calculator shows recommended testing frequencies tailored to your organization based upon four different COVID-19 test methods.
Typical and Hotspot conditions are a measure of how fast the disease is spreading within your community.
If you are already using a specific test or are interested in further customizing the calculator, you will be able to adjust test parameters and other assumptions.
Once you have modeled your current situation, you can then see how changes in your policies can have a dramatic impact on your need for testing and your costs.
Experiment with these measures by adjusting your original input values.
It may be helpful to create a New Tab, Print, or screenshot your original assumptions.
The results assume that 100% of an organization’s population is tested prior to initiating a screening protocol.