With the development of the COVID vaccine, you might just think it’s a matter of time before COVID is out of our lives. After all, the last year has been life-changing for society across the world. The human and economic cost has been astronomical.
While mass vaccination is certainty a major step back towards normality, businesses still need to be vigilant when it comes to COVID. Many scientists are predicting that it will be around in some form for a few years yet, and that’s not taking into account any variants.
Companies are using lots of different tools and policies to help them keep their staff and customers safe. It’s been amazing to see the speed of this. You know what they say, necessity really is the mother of invention.
Here are a few examples of how some companies are using tech in the fight against the spread of COVID.
Having access to the most up-to-date information on COVID is vital. If your company has offices in other countries, that’s going to add to the amount of work you’re doing to keep on top of events. Many companies have chosen to use a COVID-19 API as part of their business dashboards and company intranet. It gives real-time data on COVID in different countries around the world.
A high body temperature is one of the first signs of COVID. Employees coming into work with COVID symptoms is dangerous, even if the person feels well. Some companies took steps to have employees get their temperature checked when they came to work. This can be a very time-consuming and expensive process. After all, you need to have at least one person, or more for bigger companies, at every location, all day.
A way around this was to use thermal cameras. As part of the overall security CCTV, thermal cameras can automatically detect when someone has a high body temperature and can deny them access to the building until they have been tested.
Event Management Software
The events industry took a huge hit thanks to COVID0-19. Many countries were locked down, events were canceled and no international travel was allowed. Yet events are a very important channel for a lot of businesses, attracting potential customers.
A lot of businesses had to pivot quickly and move their events to a virtual setting, with some success. Now that countries are beginning to open back up again, more live events are beginning to be scheduled. But unlike before, there are a lot of extra precautions that need to be taken because of COVID. Event organizers must have a real-time grasp of the attendees, countries people are attending from and keep flawless records of everything. So if a case of COVID is detected amongst anyone who has attended the event, the other delegates can be tracked and notified immediately.
We’re going to be dealing with COVID-19 for some time yet, so it’s important that companies equip themselves to handle this in order to secure the future of their business. Technology, back with solid planning and policies, is the best way to do this.