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How the Thrive Health platform is helping Canada’s campuses manage vaccine status declaration & rapid antigen testing

September 9, 2021

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As students across Canada return to school this week, institutions are rolling out their COVID-19 risk management plans - including symptom screening, rapid antigen testing, and vaccine status declaration.

Regardless of how a campus or school chooses to manage their COVID response, administrators need to ensure the security of test & vaccine records and protect the personal health information of students, faculty, & staff.

Dozens of campuses & schools are using the Thrive Health platform to help keep their communities safe, through the secure management of their screening, testing, and vaccine declaration programs. Beginning with our work with the University of Toronto in Fall 2020, we’re now working with several large universities from coast to coast.

Each of these institutions has been able to customize the Thrive Health platform to meet their needs, whether that’s just for vaccine status declaration, or a combination with on-site or at-home rapid antigen testing management where students & test administrators can upload results in real-time.

Carleton University is using both vaccine status declaration & rapid testing management through the custom cuScreen tool which is built on the Thrive Health platform.

“cuScreen has provided a single, centralized system to efficiently meet COVID-19 requirements from public health and government legislation, while also ensuring the health and safety of the Carleton community,” says their project team; “the ability of the platform to integrate with our existing Carleton systems means we get meaningful reporting, and that we can ensure every individual on campus is complying with our campus COVID policies.”

Carleton was also among the first institutions to deploy Thrive’s vaccine status declaration feature, which allows students, faculty & staff to upload information about the date & brand of their first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses, as well as additional verifying documentation.

For the University of Toronto, using the Thrive Health platform for the 2020-2021 academic year allowed for a smooth upgrade to vaccine status declaration & rapid testing management for 2021-2022.

“It’s been a great comfort to many in our community to know that there is a system in place to help keep them safe during their return to campus, and we echo these feelings as campus administrators” says the UofT team; “the platform itself is simple, easy to use, and highly accessible to everyone on campus.”

Thrive is also working with elementary & secondary schools to manage symptom screening & self-assessments, such as Kingsway College School in Ontario, who has also been using the platform since last Fall. “Being able to easily identify a student or staff member’s COVID-19 risk status right at the school doors has helped us maintain a safe and efficient screening process,” says their team.

Thrive Health is excited to be working with so many institutions who are doing their part to keep their campus & school communities safe. To learn more about how the Thrive Health platform can be optimized for campus environments, please reach out to sales@thrive.health.

Calgary (June 6th-10th):

  • A fun and informative tour of the University of Calgary's Simulation Health Center, featuring innovative, simulative technology for health professionals to improve patient outcomes
  • Cesar, a member of our Customer Solutions team, preparing everyone a special Colombian breakfast with arepas, sausages, eggs and hot chocolate
  • Friends, families and colleagues gathering for an outdoor summer BBQ

Toronto (June 13th-18th):

  • Gathering together to work in the Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport
  • Enjoying dinner at Amsterdam Brewhouse with a beautiful ocean view
  • Joining the Integra Health team for a tour of their clinic and wellness services, such as massages and skin treatments
  • Gathering with our customers and partners for an event filled with fun, socializing, and delicious food and cocktails by the pool

Vancouver (June 27th-30th):

  • Working together at our office space downtown with different teams coming together, all while enjoying delicious breakfast, fresh coffee and lots of snacks!
  • Company town hall: discussing our progress so far this year, the road ahead, and our goals, giving us time to reflect and look to the future
  • Wrapping up the week with a picnic in Flora's Field, Kitsilano while enjoying the sun, food, drinks, and friendly competitions

Monday, March 28

Hosted by our Development team

- Our inaugural Thrive Health ping-pong tournament

- Welcome dinner for our team members who flew in for the week

Tuesday, March 29

Hosted by our Product and Marketing teams

-Volunteering at a local women’s shelter, and preparing care packages for people experiencing homelessness

-Sushi-making workshop! M Sushi stopped by our Thrive office and prepared an amazing assortment of sushi for our team, while giving us the opportunity to design our own rolls - and even use the blow-torch.

Wednesday, March 30

Hosted by our Customer Success, Support, and Solutions teams

-Parfait Breakfast Bar to fuel us up for the day ahead

-Coaching workshop for our leadership and management teams, to provide us with new and exciting ways to think about growing our individual teams and continuously offering new leadership opportunities

-Commercial-themed cocktail hour and pizza night, followed by a stroll at beautiful Stanley Park

Thursday, March 31

Hosted by our Admin & Strategic Initiatives teams

-Coming together as a team for a mindfulness session hosted by Peak Wellness that gave us time to destress, check in with ourselves, and be reminded of the importance of getting in touch with our emotions

Friday, April 1

Hosted by our Executive team

-Company fireside chat, where we discussed our vision, goals, and key initiatives for the remainder of 2022, giving us time to celebrate in all of our exciting work ahead

-Ending off the week with a pub social at Colony Granville, featuring a (mildly) competitive bocce tournament!

Our Q1 2022 Onsite Week not only brought a lot of joy and laughter, but gave us the opportunity to come together as a team and connect after a long period of working remotely during the pandemic. We are already looking forward to our next onsite week, and continuing to grow the connections and friendships we have formed.

Monday, March 28

Hosted by our Development team

- Our inaugural Thrive Health ping-pong tournament

- Welcome dinner for our team members who flew in for the week