At San Diego’s Pegasus Building Services this week, employees and their families lined up to get tested for the coronavirus in what might become routine in the business world.
The janitorial company is requiring testing for those who work in its offices and recommending it for the company’s custodians. Those cleaning services are likely to be in high demand as businesses across the economy begin to reopen.
It’s something of a brave new world for Pegasus, which is trying to figure out how often they need to test employees to keep everyone healthy.
“They are ahead of the curve here, based on what I’ve heard,”said On Amir, a behavioral scientist at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management. “As long as there’s no reliable vaccine, this is a policy that you’d expect to see more and more of.”