Technology / 05.12.21
Airport Security App Clear Looks to Score With U.S. 'Vaccine Passport'
Reuters (05/03/21) Dave, Paresh
More than 60 U.S. stadiums and other venues, including those owned by Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants and New York Mets, are deploying a Clear app originally designed for airports to confirm attendees' COVID-19 status. The teams are encouraging the downloading of test records onto Clear's Health Pass feature for convenience. With fans eager to return to live sports, the Giants said its promotion generated roughly 6,000 Clear downloads in April. Clear users upload a driver's license or other identity document and take a selfie, which the system checks to ensure they match before linking to COVID-19 test results from hundreds of labs or the proof of vaccination. Some venues also require a symptom poll on Clear or an automated temperature check at a Clear kiosk. Clear could unlock a major opportunity in emerging health-check rules that would familiarize more people with its wares. "Those experiences where you have to prove something about you — if we can help empower the consumer to get through that more quickly — that is our core business," said Clear's Catesby Perrin. The company said more than 70,000 Health Passes are used for venue admission weekly across the U.S., although the app is only beginning to verify vaccination status.
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