Contact Tracing Company SaferMe Focuses on US
Wellington-based contact tracing technology provider SaferMe, which played a role in helping New Zealand bring COVID-19 case counts down to zero, is setting its sights on Texas and the North American market, Dom DiFurio reports for The Dallas Morning News.
The company’s tech, highlighted by the World Health Organization, is being used in 30 countries around the world.
SaferMe set up shop in the US earlier this year with its first office in Austin, where it has five employees. The company plans to expand its US workforce in 2021. SaferMe already has dozens of clients in the US, including Fortune 500 companies and several schools, according to the company.
SaferMe founder and CEO Clint Van Marrewijk told The Dallas Morning News:
“There’s really three core things I would say that New Zealand’s done well. Other than good leadership, one would be effective quarantine at the border – a relatively simple measure. It’s been around for hundreds of years, but doing quarantine is a good idea. One is effective testing, and one is effective contact tracing.”
Original article by Dom DiFurio, The Dallas Morning News, January 3, 2021.