Kanawha County to Begin Using Fever Sensors in Judicial Building

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county and a local firm are teaming up to install automatic screening devices for fevers at some key buildings.

The Kanawha County Commission will use the no-touch, portable devices provided by Charleston-based Aridea Solutions to check employees and the public at the county judicial building once it reopens. Several cases of COVID-19 have been linked to the building, which closed in March.

Two units can screen up to 500 people in under 30 minutes, the commission said in a news release.

According to Aridea Solutions, a person places their forehead five inches from the device. A sensor takes three temperature readings and a light will turn red if a person has a fever and green if they don’t.

The statement said the devices will be installed at other buildings as needed, including the county courthouse and the voter registration office.

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