Embrace the Trace™ Program Boosts Covid-19 Contact Tracing and the Reopening of America While Safeguarding Individual Privacy

08/26/2020 – Individuals are in Control of Scanning in and out of Gathering Places; No GPS, Bluetooth or other Intrusive Technologies are Used to Track Individuals’ Every Move

Hillsboro, OR – The reopening of America is getting a much-needed boost from the Embrace the Trace™ program, a simple and privacy-focused COVID-19 contact tracing solution that supports the entire public health “team” – individuals, gathering places, and public health authorities.

Fortior Solutions, a longtime trusted provider of identity solutions to the military, government and critical infrastructure, has created an innovative, patent pending solution to enable individuals and the places where they gather – campuses, sports venues, hospitals, stores, restaurants, salons, businesses, faith-based organizations and other locations – to receive timely notification from verified public health authority contact tracers in the event of COVID-19 exposure.

There is no program fee for individuals to join. They only need to sign up with their email address, and their mobile phone number if they have one – not even their name is collected. The individual is then issued a unique QR code, which they can present for scanning when they enter and leave gathering places.

Gathering places sign up to download and use the Embrace the Trace QR code scanning mobile application, relieving them of unnecessary handling of individuals’ contact data for contact tracing purposes.

Verified public health authority contact tracers receive access to QR code scan activity information so they can conduct COVID-19 case investigation and identify exposed individuals and notify them.  No personal information is shared with gathering places, with marketing groups, or with any other third parties. Fortior Solutions deletes QR code scan activity information from its system on a rolling basis after 60 days.

Unlike other contact tracing applications that have been attempted in the U.S. and have failed to gain adoption, the Embrace the Trace program does not use GPS, Bluetooth or other overly intrusive technologies to monitor individuals’ every move. Individuals stay in full control.

“The Embrace the Trace program is the simple-to-use, least-intrusive solution that can be holistically adopted across the country,” said Jim Robell, President & CEO of Fortior Solutions.  “Across the country, individuals are being urged by their public health authorities to ‘answer the call’ if they hear from a contact tracer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Embrace the Trace program gives the entire country the confidence and trust they need to do just that – ‘answer the call’, slow the spread of COVID-19, and help reopen America in a safe and thoughtful way.”




About Fortior Solutions:

Fortior Solutions is the market leader in high-assurance identity solutions used by the government and critical infrastructure. The company offers innovative technology programs for access control and pandemic and emergency response. Fortior Solutions’ patent pending Embrace the Trace program is the company’s newest product release.  Fortior Solutions is headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, and has been delivering trusted identity solutions to customers since November 2001.

For further information please contact Maria Nguyen, Marketing, at mnguyen@fortiorsolutions.com or 503-924-5353.