I talked the other day about our need for public-private partnerships to ramp up FAST the testing and contact tracing we need before we can really 'open up' the U.S. economy. The State of Iowa has announced one such partnership to start delivering testing more broadly, and quickly. It starts with only 3,000 tests/day, but the plan is to ramp up quickly - something the government on its own likely could not do.
It is only through these sorts of cooperative agreements and taking advantage of the different strengths of the public and private sectors that we can speed up our recovery from this pandemic.
Where else are you seeing these sorts of partnerships? What else can you and I do to make more of them happen?
The partnership is between the state of Iowa and Silicon Slopes technology companies Domo, Qualtrics, and NomiHealth. Iowans can go to testiowa.com to take an assessment to see if they can qualify for a test. All Iowans are encouraged to take the assessment so the state can adjust and target their response efforts when looking where to set up testing sites.