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Dr Fauci states Wellness Screenings are Better than Temperature Checks

Sep 24, 2020 12:13:01 PM / by Brooke Sallas

Student receiving a temperature check

 

Is your school struggling with tedious long lines and time-consuming daily temperature checks? In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Dr. Fauci said temperature checks are “likely not as effective as we would like” and that it would be more beneficial to screen for symptoms instead.  According to the article, The National Institutes of Health no longer are conducting temperature checks at its clinical center and screening for symptoms and indicators.  With the Visitu SafeCampus Software, schools can customize their own wellness survey and automate reminders to their students and staff to complete before coming to campus, helping you keep your campus COVID-19 free and in compliance with the CDC recommendations

 

With Visitu SafeCampus Platform, you can limit the chance of COVID-19 spreading throughout your campus through:

 

Customizing your own wellness screening.

Ask students, staff, visitors about their recent travel and current state of health prior to arriving on campus or during the check-in process with the Visitu wellness screening/survey tool.  Once wellness screening is complete, there will be a green or red indicator on the Mobile badge for swift touch-free check-in. Your staff can be alerted if a high-risk person might be entering your campus and action can be taken per your organization’s protocol.

 

Student Management Wellness Screening

 

Having the option to check-in. Touch-free.

Safe, secure, and super simple, the Visitu system allows you to set up your front desk check-in kiosk to be completely touch-free upon entrance. Students, staff, visitors easily check-in by facial ID or by scanning their quick badge or employee badge and finish the check-in process using the Visitu mobile app.

 

Student Management Touch Free Check In

 

Accurately tracing all students, staff, and visitors and their exact location during a specific time.

Contact tracing is a critical component of safely staying open and remaining open. If someone has attended your campus and tests positive for COVID-19 at a later date, the Visitu system allows you to easily trace when they were in the building, using accurate visitor records and time-stamping in the web dashboard.

 

Student Management Contact Tracing

 

Creating digital agreements for your students, staff, and visitors.

You can easily require signatures regarding policies at your campus with the digital agreements feature. Simply upload your agreement and check the required signature box for visitors to acknowledge before they may proceed with the check-in process.

 

Visitor Management Digital Agreement

 

Managing capacity with a waitlist.

Ensure only a set amount of visitors may be on campus at a time. When that limit is reached, visitors will be added to a waitlist. They may remain in their vehicle, outside, or other designated space. Once you are ready for them to enter your campus, Visitu will send them a notification instructing them to proceed with the check-in process.

 

Keep safe and in compliance with the Visitu SafeCampus Platform.

 

With daily wellness screening, your campus can actively screen for COVID-19 indicators instead of relying on temperature checks, which are less effective because children under 18 are less likely to exhibit symptoms, according to the National Academies of Medicine. Visitu helps you survey your staff, students, and visitors for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms.  Our pre-screening health tools will make the process of health screening easy for you and your campus community. Download our quick list of guidelines and recommendations to help your school open up safely and effectively this fall. 


Improving your school’s safety protocols begins with a conversation. Please contact us at 813.591.4800 or schedule a demo today to get started.

 

 

Topics: Student Management

Brooke Sallas

Written by Brooke Sallas