Wanting to facilitate Coronavirus testing across the country, XpresSpa Group, which operates numerous airport spas, recently announced that it had contacted multiple government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and private laboratories, about the prospect of turning its 46 airport locations, into COVID-19 testing facilities.
With locations in point-of-entry cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Washington DC, XpresSpa is ideally situated to provide testing, which can help combat the spread of the virus, to those who may have been exposed.
“We believe we can help alleviate some of the long waits for travelers entering the U.S., but we can also be available to test TSA employees, pilots, flight attendants, and other personnel on the front lines helping to keep our nation safe,” says CEO Doug Satzman. “As the largest operator of health and wellness spas located within these U.S. point-of-entry airports, we believe our facilities could be of great utility in helping our government test people as quickly as possible. We will work closely with local airport authorities on all plans. While we cannot ensure that an arrangement will ultimately be consummated, we remain optimistic that we can play a vital role with some of these entities.”