The CARES Act passed March 2020 and allocated $30.75 billion to aid in the relief to qualified schools who are in need of procedures, systems and technology to promote safety for their students and faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic. This package includes $13.5 million formula funding directly to each state. According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are 12 authorized uses of the allocated CARES Act funding:
The most important part to take into consideration when using CARES Act funding, if your school qualifies, is to identify your facility’s most critical needs, to ensure the move into the school year is safe and efficient. With the 12 authorized uses--states, districts, and schools have extreme flexibility on what the funds can be used for under the CARES Act. It is paramount that stakeholders in your organization decide on your highest priorities to ensure that children with the greatest needs are taken care of and safe in their school and home environments. At Visitu, we offer a comprehensive solution to create a safe school environment during the pandemic with a one-platform system. Visitu can be eligible for the CARES Act funding under the fifth authorized use, “Developing and implementing procedures and systems to improve the preparedness and response efforts of local educational agencies."
The Visitu SafeCampus platform can help you keep your campus open, safe, and in compliance. Touch-free check-in, wellness screening, contact tracing, and capacity management are just some of the ways Visitu protects your people and helps you manage campus safety.
Safe, secure, and super simple, the Visitu visitor kiosk allows you to set up your front desk check-in to be completely touch-free upon entrance. Visitors easily check-in by facial ID or by scanning their quick badge or employee badge and finish the check-in process using the free Visitu mobile app.
With Visitu, you can survey visitors when they arrive, but more importantly, you can screen your students and staff before they enter your campus. Ask simple questions about recent travel and current state of health using the customizable survey tool. Share a public link to allow your survey to be taken via email or Visitu mobile app. Set up schedule notifications, such as sending out a survey reminder to all parents/guardians of students at 7 am daily. Based on survey answers, designated personnel will be alerted if a high-risk person might be entering your campus.
Contact tracing involves identifying people who are likely to get sick because of being in contact with those who have tested positive. 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 coronavirus at a later date, Visitu's contact tracing tool allows you to easily trace when they were in the building, along with all other visitors to the premises during that time.
You can easily require a visitor’s signature regarding coronavirus 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.
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, the Visitu visitor management tool will send them a notification instructing them to proceed with the check-in process.
For more information on how the Visitu SafeCampus software can help you keep your organization open, safe, and in compliance during the pandemic, please contact us at 813.591.4800 or schedule a demo today.-->
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