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XpresSpa Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XSPA) (“XpresSpa” or the “Company”), today announced that it has reached out to multiple government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as private laboratories across the country. The Company has engaged in early high-level discussions with regards to turning all of its 46 airport locations, with many, located in point of entry cities, such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Washington DC into COVID-19 testing facilities. The Company believes that its spas offer a range of spaces that can be set up to test airport staff, flight crews, and passengers.
The international airports across the United States are on the front lines of defense for combating entry into the US for people with the Coronavirus. XpresSpa, having locations in all of these key ports of entry is uniquely positioned to help in this fight. As a health and wellness company the majority of its employees are state licensed which includes training in disease containment. In addition, XpresSpa employees are already TSA security approved so they can be trained and deployed immediately.
Doug Satzman, XpresSpa, Chief Executive Officer, said, ”We believe we can we help alleviate some of the long waits for travelers entering the US but we can also be available to test TSA employees, pilots, Flight Attendants and other airport personnel who are on the front lines helping to keep our nation safe.”
Doug Satzman, further stated, “As the largest operator of health and wellness spas located within these US 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.”
We will continue to update our shareholders as more information becomes available.
About XpresSpa Group, Inc.XpresSpa Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XSPA) is a health and wellness holding company. XpresSpa Group’s core asset, XpresSpa, is a leading airport retailer of spa services and related health and wellness products, with 51 locations in 25 airports globally. XpresSpa offers services that are tailored specifically to the busy travel customer. XpresSpa is committed to providing exceptional customer experiences with its innovative premium spa services, as well as luxury travel products and accessories. XpresSpa provides almost one million services to customers per year at its locations in the United States, Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. To learn more about XpresSpa Group, visit: www.XpresSpaGroup.com. To learn more about XpresSpa, visit www.XpresSpa.com.
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