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Dothan City Schools approves bid to buy thermal imaging cameras

Dothan City Schools prepare for any shutdown or outbreak with reopening plan
Dothan City Schools prepare for any shutdown or outbreak with reopening plan(Source: WTVY)
Published: Aug. 31, 2020 at 8:29 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -

Taking over eight thousand students temperatures every day is nearly impossible to do, that’s why Dothan City Schools will be installing thermal imaging cameras at each of their campuses.

The Dothan City School board approved the bid to buy 23 temperature scanning equipment sets.

The thermal imaging cameras can scan up to 45 students at one time and will identify if anyone who enters has a fever.

Each Dothan City School campus will have one camera set with the exception of Dothan High and Dothan Prep that will have 4 sets.

“So it puts a frame around their head that turns a different color and makes an alarm so we can identify specifically who it is and then we can isolate that individual immediately and get them to an isolation station with the nurse,” Dennis Coe, chief operations officer for Dothan City Schools said.

The four hundred thousand dollar purchase of the camera systems will be paid for from the Coronavirus relief fund.

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