Newark mayor calls for temperature checks for airport travelers coming from coronavirus hotspots
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is asking state and federal officials to require temperature checks at Newark Liberty International Airport for travelers arriving from the 22 states designated by Gov. Phil Murphy as high-risk coronavirus areas.Baraka also wants passengers to be quarantined if they have coronavirus symptoms and fill out forms for potential contact tracing, according to a news release.“Here in Newark, we have worked with fury and diligence to contain this virus and our daily number of new cases have fallen to single digits, if at all. As COVID-19 cases and death spike in other parts of ...
Miami Dade College, the nation's largest community college, will use temperature checks in the fall
MIAMI — Miami Dade College plans to bring back as many students, faculty and staff as possible to its campuses this fall with a strict measure that other large universities in South Florida won’t implement: temperature checks.The largest community college in the country — with approximately 120,000 students — drafted a three-phase reopening plan that is “general on purpose” to adapt to the fluctuating pandemic conditions, said Lenore Rodicio, the executive vice president and provost. MDC will adhere to local, state and national guidance but will apply stricter rules if necessary.“It’s a flexib...
What to Expect When Flying Now (and in the Future)
Air travel is full of opportunities for coronavirus transmission. Touchless check-in, plexiglass shields, temperature checks, back-to-front boarding and planes with empty middle seats are all now part of the flying experience, and the future may bring even more changes. Illustration: Alex Kuzoian
Pizza Hut launches curbside delivery and to conduct temperature checks among staff
Pizza Hut has launched contactless curbside delivery, developed safety seals and unveiled new health and safety checks for employees in the US including pre-shift temperature checks.The fast food pizza chain released a COVID-19 strategy that will be applied to restaurants across the US. Customers can now check the contactless curbside option on checkout with their online order, or make the request over the phone.Upon arrival, customers can call the store or look for the gloved curbside attendant, who will then bring the pizza out to your car. New tamper-proof safety seals have also been develo...
Walmart to begin temperature checks of workers
New York (AFP) - Walmart announced Tuesday it will begin taking the temperatures of workers at stores and warehouse facilities in the United States as it fortifies its response to the coronavirus pandemic.Workers with a temperature of 100 degrees fahrenheit will be paid and not allowed to return to work until they are fever-free for at least three days, Walmart said in a blog post.Walmart, the world's biggest retailer and the nation's biggest employer, has previously said that it would guarantee workers up to two weeks of pay if they get the coronavirus or if their store or distribution center...
Kremlin starts temperature checks at Putin events over virus fears
Moscow (AFP) - The Kremlin said Thursday it has begun checking the body temperature of officials and reporters attending events involving President Vladimir Putin due to coronavirus fears."This is a precautionary measure," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told state news agency RIA Novosti after journalists underwent checks at the Kremlin on Thursday afternoon.Peskov said that all participants of meetings involving the 67-year-old Russian leader would be checked."There is a new screening procedure in the Kremlin now -- someone holding a thermal camera to take your temperature," Anton Zheln...