Screening skin temperature with advanced technology accurately and quickly is highly important for public health and safety. It is especially needed during times of crisis or a pandemic like COVID-19. Just as we can not rely on only a mask or social distancing. We can't solely rely on infrared technology as a stand-alone way to fever screen. But this technology is crucial and an essential layer, as it allows non-contact, non-invasive, quick, and efficient temperature screens. Infrared temperature scanners and other thermal imaging systems are critical to maintain safe work environments and public spaces by identifying individuals with elevated skin temperatures.
Is your fever screening decision is the right one?
What counts as close contact?
You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
You shared eating or drinking utensils
They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
Steps to take. Stay home and monitor your health