Santikos Announces Plans to Enhance Commitment to Suppress the Spread of COVID-19

| October 22, 2020

Santikos announced today their enhanced commitment to suppress the spread of COVID-19 by engaging in a partnership with Community Labs. “Since the first presence of COVID in our community, our number one priority has been to ensure the safety and care of our employees,” stated Tim Handren, CEO of Santikos. “As the only theater in the world administering weekly PCR tests, we are ensuring our employees the safest work environment and our guests the best experience.”

“It’s wonderful to have Santikos join this effort to provide assurance testing for its employees,” said J. Bruce Bugg Jr., Vice Chairman and co-founder of Community Labs, and Chairman and Trustee of The Tobin Endowment. “The whole idea is to provide testing that quickly identifies people with COVID-19 but are asymptomatic so that those individuals can quarantine themselves while giving everyone else the confidence and sense of safety to come to work and do their jobs. Our goal is to use this rapid testing system to help re-open San Antonio schools and businesses, and Santikos is helping lead the way.”

Santikos takes pride in being an innovator in the movie theater industry and a leader in the San Antonio community. That mindset doesn’t change during a pandemic – Santikos continues looking for ways to raise the bar regarding higher standards of service. “The ability to find asymptomatic carriers in a presumed healthy population is a critical element in the multi-faceted solution that is needed to address this pandemic,” said Dr. Rachel Beddard, Chief Medical Officer of BioBridge Global, the nonprofit organization that houses and staffs Community Labs. “Using a PCR test, the FDA’s gold standard, and providing results within 24 hours makes it possible.”

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“We believe one of the best benefits we can provide our employees is this asymptomatic testing, free of charge, in addition to our current safety and health protocols at all Santikos locations,” added Tim Handren. “This is just one more example of our culture of caring at Santikos.”

About Community Labs, LLC
Community Labs, LLC identifies asymptomatic silent spreaders of COVID-19 by providing 24-hour test results, scale, accuracy, and a less invasive test by swabbing the front of the nostril. With Community Labs, schools and business can create COVID-19 Safety Zones and a pathway for schools to reopen, people to return to work and communities to recover. Community Labs is a nonprofit organization based in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, visit

About BioBridge Global
BioBridge Global is a San Antonio-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that offers diverse services through its subsidiaries – the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, QualTex Laboratories, GenCure and The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation. BBG provides products and services in blood resource management, cellular therapy, donated umbilical cord blood and human tissue as well as testing of blood, plasma, and tissue products for clients in the United States and worldwide. BBG is committed to saving and enhancing lives through the healing power of human cells and tissue. It enables advances in the field of regenerative medicine by providing access to human cells and tissue, testing services and bio manufacturing and clinical trials support. Learn more at

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