Masks and Mask Detection Will Be Around Longer Than Covid-19

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the world, the livelihood of many organizations, small to large, have had to change how they are managing their people and facilities. Before COVID-19, if an employee had a cough or a mild cold, they were likely still expected to show up to work. Now, any employee showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus, which are found in many other common illnesses, are asked to stay home, isolate, and get tested to protect the other employees, customers, and the business.

In our mid-pandemic environment, in most jurisdictions around the world everyone is expected to wear a face mask when in shared spaces to help reduce the spread of the virus, whether they’re experiencing symptoms or not. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers masks to be one of the most effective methods of reducing the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings. Masks are considered especially necessary by both the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) when physical distancing is not possible or difficult.

Many employers have implemented mandatory mask policies in their workplace settings. For facilities that see thousands of people a day, it is nearly impossible to manually screen everyone for virus symptoms, temperature, and check if they are all wearing face masks. Keeping mask wearing as important to employees can be challenging as we collectively fatigue with dealing with Covid-19, and employers have an obligation to promote and track their success with mask wearing for their employees.

To ensure that health and safety protocols recommended by the CDC and WHO are being followed, organizations are shifting to software solutions to enable faster, more accurate screening processes.

The RimotHEALTH Thermal Camera System

The advanced thermal camera built into the RimotHEALTH screening station quickly and accurately measures the facial temperature of the individual being screened. Having a fever is one of the most common indicators of being infected with COVID-19, or any virus, which is why taking the temperature of anyone entering your workplace is essential to protecting your people and your business.

Our system is intelligently designed to report for outside variables that could affect a person’s temperature. In addition to scanning facial temperature, RimotHEALTH also monitors and records data on ambient temperature, ambient humidity, & local weather conditions for subsequent analysis if desired.

RimotHEALTH Face Mask Detection

Face masks and most eyewear can be worn while being screened with RimotHealth kisok, eliminating any extra time or frustration caused by having to take off these required accessories to get an accurate reading. Not only does our system allow masks to be worn while having your temperature taken, but it also contains advanced software for face mask detection. This means that our cameras will detect if a person is attempting to enter your building without a face mask. Face mask recognition is an essential new piece of software that automates the process of checking for face masks while helping to ensure that your business stays compliant with local Coronavirus prevention policies and guidelines. Having face mask software that auto-detects compliance can help save you money by eliminating the need to employ an individual to manually check that everyone is following health and safety procedures. Having this feature in your Coronavirus screening solution, RimotHEALTH, is an easy and cost-effective way to play your part in reducing the spread of the virus.

Along with the variety of screening data RimotHEALTH collects in the cloud-based platform, real-time and historical records of mask-wearing are one of the valuable data insights tracked for analysis. This data allows you to monitor trends of people wearing masks or not and see if there is any correlation between mask-wearing frequency and the number of COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 screening stations like RimotHEALTH are new to the market, and you likely have many questions about what this solution would look like for your business. To get an overview of our workplace screening service, click to download our brochure or book a free demo with us today.

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