Clear biometrics-backed digital health credential supports 9/11 Museum & Memorial reopening

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The 9/11 Museum & Memorial is reopening for the fourth of July, and the biometric identity platform from Clear will be used for health screening of 450 employees and contractors to reduce public health risk and provide peace of mind.

‘Health Pass by Clear’ connects a digital identity to multiple layers of COVID-related health information, starting with a real-time health quiz. In time, Clear plans to link Health Pass to trusted lab partners to provide test results, and temperature-checking thermal hardware from the company.

“CLEAR’s secure biometric technology platform was a post-9/11 innovation designed to help restore security and confidence to millions of air travelers. Now, as Americans seek to reclaim some semblance of their lifestyles and routines, we couldn’t be more humbled to partner with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to help their employees return to work and ensure that these grounds can be safely reopened to the public,” says CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker.

The partnership is a three-month pilot being conducted at no cost to the 8-acre site 9/11 Museum & Memorial, and is being implemented with flexibility to support its gradual reopening. The 9/11 Memorial Museum, which contains the exhibition, is not yet open to the public, but reopening plans are being carried out.

Health Pass by Clear was launched by the company in May. The security of user biometric data has been questioned by a pair of U.S. Senators, but Seidman-Becker argues people will soon get used to new screening procedures, the way they have at airports.

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