Temperature Screening Made Simple While Keeping Our Kids Safe at School


With global cases of COVID-19 surpassing 70 million last week, and case counts throughout the United States and Canada surging, many state or provincial and local municipal policy makers are struggling to decide whether or not to shut down schools. School administrators and parents are more concerned than ever about the health and wellness of the staff and students and need to implement ways to mitigate worries over their physical and mental health.

Despite emerging research that confirms that schools are not the primary cause of the COVID-19 outbreaks – a new 40,000-person study from Iceland has found that children under 15 are about half as likely as adults to be infected with COVID-19 and, when they do catch the virus, only half as likely as adults to transmit it to others – they are still a hot zone for germs and bacteria.

With this in mind, a lot of schools are going beyond government requirements and establishing their own COVID-19 management plan to ensure staff and student safety and security. ThermalPass plays an important frontline role in any organization’s health and wellness strategy because of its ability to provide rapid, high volume temperature detection, its flexibility to add various hardware components, and its ability to integrate with pre-existing enterprise solutions such as RFID keypads. This helps create safer environments for anyone on premises.

At the request of the Iredell-Statesville Schools in North Carolina, ThermalPass was recently on site providing a demonstration of its equipment at a local elementary school and high school. “We were impressed with the ease of use of the product. Its accuracy and speed of scanning [were] all within the normal movement (walking) of our students,” said Kenny Miller, Assistant Superintendent, Facilities and Planning, Iredell-Statesville Schools. “Working with the ThermalPass team was extremely easy as they are customer oriented and interested in providing a quality product, at a reasonable cost, with superior service after the purchase. I highly recommend ThermalPass and their team if you need a simple, effective, reasonable health screening solution.

ThermalPass is not making any express or implied claims that its product has the ability to eliminate, cure or contain the COVID-19 (or SARS-2 coronavirus) at this time. That said, it is a very compelling component in any school’s COVID-19 toolbox to aid in the thoughtfulness of social distancing, mask wearing, hand washing/sanitizing protocols, and all of the other mindful and effective risk mitigation practices we’ve all been employing to help keep the pandemic under manageable control.

If you or someone from your organization is interested in finding out more information about the ThermalPass or to request a quote, please visit https://www.thermalpass.com/. You can also watch the below video for a quick demonstration of the ThermalPass system: