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Schools look to add temperature scanners
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Tests have always been a part of any school year. Due to COVID-19, that list of examinations will now include temperature checks. 

Warren County School System is seeking to install non-touch temperature scanners as an additional security measure to protect students and staff from the virus. The devices, once approved, would be installed in each school buildings.

The county Financial Management Committee met Thursday and gave initial approval for the purchase of “automated temperature screening tablets” to check individuals for fever as they enter a building. 

“We would like to purchase the screening tablets with our CARES Act money,” said Director of Schools Grant Swallows, to members of the committee. “These tablets can scan and provide an accurate reading. The bid from Tierney is $2,000 per tablet. Our goal would be to put one in all our school buildings.” 

Tierney offers an infrared temperature sensor/ detector that provides a layer of screening protection. The walk-thru temperature checks are ideal for high-traffic areas and offer an accurate 1-second scan. 

The Centers for Disease Control considers a person to have a fever when he or she has a measured temperature of 100.4 or greater. 

Purchase of temperature scanners will be sent to the county Budget and Finance Committee for consideration.