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Join the germ elimination movement and train to become a GSI Agent.
Welcome to the germ lab of the future
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IS YOUR HOME OR WORK AREA A GERM SCENE?

Germ Scene Investigation helps everyone act safely in public by teaching the science behind health & safety guidelines in a fun and memorable game.
 
Become a Germ Scene Investigator and learn how to #STOPTHESPREAD of COVID-19.
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HOW TO PLAY

Accept the mission

 

investigate shared spaces

IDENTIFY GERM HOTSPOTS

GET QUIZZED ON COVID-19 FACTS

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GERM SAFE CERTIFICATION PROVIDES THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO:

  • Educate staff and patrons on germ-safe protocols.
  • Screen patrons for symptoms.
  • Get everyone on the same page with a Germ Safe Code of Conduct.
  • Signal your safe business space with a Germ Safe Zone window decal.
  • Share your safe reopening plan with the public.

GET GERM SAFE CERTIFIED

Building trust in the time of COVID-19 requires consistency and cooperation. Being Germ Safe Certified lets the public know you have safety standards they can trust.
  • Educate everyone who walks through your doors with scientific evidence for germ-safe behavior.
     
  • Get everyone on the same page with a Germ Safe Code of Conduct.
     
  • Generate confidence in your business and welcome patrons back in your germ safe space.
 

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GERM-SAFE CERTIFIED?

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GSI DATA CENTRE

STUDY

SURFACES

Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions.

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VIRUS TRANSMISSION

How to Protect Yourself & Others.

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MASKS

Visualizing Speech-Generated Oral Fluid Droplets with Laser Light Scattering.

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SURFACES

Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents.

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MASKS

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.

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SANITIZATION

Chemical Disinfectants: Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities (2008).

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SURFACES

Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1

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MASKS

Respiratory Virus Shedding in Exhaled Breath and Efficacy of Face Masks.

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HAND WASHING

Show Me the Science - How to Wash Your Hands.

 

LINKS TO OFFICIAL CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES

 

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

Who should play GSI: Germ Scene Investigation?


Anyone who wants to improve their germ awareness to stay safe and stop the spread of COVID-19.




Is this game for all ages?


Yes! GSI: Germ Scene Investigation is kid-friendly and easy to play.




Can I create my own custom GSI: Germ Scene Investigation course?


Yes! Contact us for more information.




How does playing GSI:Germ Scene Investigation help stop the spread of COVID-19?


GSI: Germ Scene Investigation uses mnemonics to enhance learning and support new behaviours. The reference to a popular tv show puts players in the mindset of a forensic detective while learning about germs, helping them be more aware of their environment. Players learn the science behind guidelines like wearing a mask and physical distancing so they can more quickly and comfortably adopt the new behaviours necessary to stay safe.




What is the Germ Safe Certification Program?


It’s a voluntary program businesses can join to access the tools and resources they need to: 1) Get everyone on the same page about safe behaviour in their space 2) Signal to the public that their space is a Germ Safe Zone 3) Protect their staff and patrons with a universal code of conduct 4) Screen for symptoms and do contact tracing in a way that respects people’s privacy




Who can get Germ Safe Certified?


Any business that wants to create a safe space for their staff and patrons can join the program. Plus, it’s free to sign up!




What does getting Germ Safe Certified entail?


When you sign up to be Germ Safe Certified, your business will be given a unique QR code that staff and patrons can scan to play GSI: Germ Scene Investigation and sign the Germ Safe Code of Conduct. By meeting a threshold of completed plays, based on your registered occupancy, you will be awarded a Germ Safe Zone window decal to let everyone know your business has the appropriate safety precautions in place. Participating businesses can also access symptom screening and contact tracing tools, as well as post their safe restart plans for public review. Contact us to learn more




Why is it so important to #STOPTHESPREAD?


Invisible virus germs are transmitted from person to person through the air, and also by touching shared surfaces. Stopping the spread of germs will help us save lives and restart our economies safely until there is a COVID-19 vaccine.




Who is behind GSI: Germ Scene Investigation?


GSI: Germ Scene Investigation was made by Venn Agency Inc. on their Loci platform. Venn Agency built Loci, a location-based safety training platform, to connect people to life-saving information where and when they need it.





Game FAQ

My screen wont rotate to start the game, what should I do?


Check your settings to ensure that the Portrait Orientation Lock is off and Auto-Rotate is enabled. On iPhones this can be done from the Control Centre, and from Settings on most Androids.




Do I need to download an app?


Nope. It’s browser-based and you can play from any device or computer.




What’s a Germ Scene?


Anywhere people are can be a Germ Scene, like an office, grocery store or public transit because germs transfer from person to person via the surfaces they touch, as well as through the air they breathe.




What’s a Germ Hotspot?


Hotspots are places where germs gather in concentrated amounts. They’re typically high-traffic surfaces that are touched frequently by many different people—like the pinpad of an ATM or the door handle to a busy office building.




What types of surfaces are germs typically found on?


The material of hotspot surfaces may vary, but many are made of metal, glass, plastic, wood or cardboard. Learn more by playing GSI: Germ Scene Investigation!




Does the game come in any languages besides English?


Not currently, but stay tuned—we’re working on it!




What should I do once I’ve completed GSI: Germ Scene Investigation?


Congratulations, you’re now a GSI Agent trained to spot invisible germs and stop their spread! Share the game with friends and family so that everyone you know can work together to fight against the spread of COVID-19.
If you have a business and want to use GSI: Germ Scene Investigation to educate your staff and patrons, sign up to get Germ Safe Certified for free!





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