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Coming into port: A reflection on the Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED journey

Over the last several months, Sharecare’s Health Security VERIFIED™ solution has made quite the journey. In just a short time, we’ve embarked on partnerships that have brought companies in one of the hardest-hit industries back to business – as safely as responsibly as possible – since pandemic shutdowns. As recent examples, we’re now helping Sonesta verify its protocols across its North American hotel portfolio; we’ve joined the City of Los Angeles to prepare for the loosening of restrictions by verifying hotels citywide; and we’ve teamed up with Andiago, a new restaurant booking service built for “the new normal,” to verify health security in dining establishments worldwide.

The significance of these milestones came into focus last week during a symbolic moment in our VERIFIED journey. After joining Celebrity Cruises to verify the health security of all ships in its fleet, I had the privilege of joining them for the first fully operational cruise sailing from the U.S. since this industry shut down 15 months ago. Not only did they become the first cruise line to achieve our VERIFIED badge, but they also charted a new path for the industry by setting an outstanding example of leadership that puts employee and guest safety first. And after having the privilege of being a guest on the recent Edge sailing, I’m proud to say the experience illustrated everything our badge represents: It means business

When we say, “this badge means business,” we mean bringing people like the incredible Celebrity crew not only back to work, but also back to the friendly colleagues and repeat guests who bring pride and joy to their jobs. 

“This badge means business” is about bringing important establishments back to operations and sustaining them for the benefit of their employees, customers, and the economic vitality of communities. 

And at its core, “this badge means business” means that Sharecare and our VERIFIED partners are steadfast in the commitment to protecting your health, safety, and security – all to ensure you can enjoy experiences that come with living your longest, happiest, fullest life.