New Technology Being Used To Help Schools Screen For COVID

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Then Catholic school students return to school in New York in about three weeks, they will be required to wear masks and have their temperature checked before entering. One way the schools will enforce that is with technology. They’ll used “COVID kiosks,” which automatically take temperatures and detect if the kids are wearing a mask before allowing them into classrooms. The company that makes the technology says it’s an automated way to ensure compliance without worrying about bias.

Frank Marinello of Hunter Telecom says, “Within one second it will tell you if you’ve answered your COVID questions if that’s part of the entrance policy. It will give you a temperature and then also a mask detection.”

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