According to the latest guidance by CDC ( https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/correction-detention/guidance-correctional-detention.html ), temperature checks continue to be a recommended way to minimize the spread the COVID-19 within detention facility.
Read the two guidance below per CDC:
Symptom screening and temperature checks
- Screening for COVID-19 symptoms (including temperature checks) and asking about recent exposure can help identify staff members or visitors who should be excluded from a facility before entry and residents (at intake or in the existing population) who should be evaluated for potential medical isolation or quarantine. Symptom screening alone will not prevent all transmission, since it is largely based on voluntary self-report and will not identify people with asymptomatic infection.
- Symptom screening and temperature checks should be used in combination with a screening testing program (described at CDC guidance ) to minimize the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Symptom screening and temperature checks should be conducted daily during the quarantine period among residents who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Temperature checks is a good measure against any other transmissible diseases, and specially important for facility with dense and closed environment such as senior care and detention facility.
CAN-AM EnviroSafe Temperature Kiosk has been deployed at 2500+ locations around the nation, offering highly accurate measurement for high traffic area (measuring close to 2000 people per hour).