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.