Because nobody who attended The Breeder’s Cup caught COVID-19, the usage of Virtual Badge was a total success on multiple fronts. Health and safety risk factors were mitigated due to linking Virtual Badge issuance with on-site COVID-19 testing. Legal liability risk factors were eliminated because it was impossible to get a Virtual Badge without signing a waiver of liability, attesting that each badge-holder had no COVID-19 symptoms, and all attendees were made aware of, could follow, and review on-site safety protocols on their smartphone.
For security and peace of mind, Virtual Badge greatly lessened the stress and complexity of designing and hosting the event for all security and operational staff. Rather than wondering who was there and if their paperwork was completed properly, The Breeder’s Cup staff simply had to refer to each Virtual Badge profile. At a glance, the team was able to see each attendee’s current status, if they needed to complete any documentation, and if the security team needed to communicate with them.
Due to the marketing implications of this health, safety, and risk management solution, both The Breeder’s Cup and Keeneland were able to increase positive perception from their customers and fans as well as protect their reputations as premier event providers because they were able to successfully put on an event in the middle of a pandemic.