Protect The People that Mean the Most with a Touchless Check-In Process
The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has affected many people and businesses. People have had to adjust their entire lives to take part in quarantine, social distancing as well as dealing with new terms like quarantine and social distancing with travel bans, papergood shortages, and food shortages.
Organizations have been required to make drastic changes to the way they conduct business. Some found themselves having to close their doors and lay off employees until they are allowed back to work. Meanwhile, others have found themselves being considered essential and were on the front lines facing the pandemic like superheroes.
Essential workers include: medical staff, grocery workers, police workers, EMT’s, nurses, doctors, truck drivers, and many more. Zenwork (dba) Fidentity would like to thank those that found themselves confronted with Covid-19 and rose to the challenge.
Many businesses have had to adapt and overcome by changing the way they conduct business. Business meetings were no longer conducted in a big luxurious office with comfy office chairs and unlimited supplies of coffee. Rather, many businesses were forced to embrace technology if they wanted to continue working.
Businesses meetings resumed with new software such as Slack, Skype, Google Meet, and Zoom, to name a few. Business meetings no longer only include co-workers, but now see the appearance of pets, kids, and spouses, allowing a glimpse into each other’s homes.
Not since the days of the Black Death, Bubonic Plague, and the Spanish flu of 1918 has the world had to drastically change the way business is conducted and everyone’s daily routine. When we look back in history we will be able to see that this infectious disease changed the landscapes that shape our lives.
What is Covid-19? “CoronaVirus”
According to the World Health Organization,
“COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. COVID-19 is now a pandemic affecting many countries globally.”
How does Covid-19 Spread? “CoronaVirus”
According to the CDC
“The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).”
What does this mean for offices when they re-open?
When offices are able to reopen, they must be considerate of both their employees and customers. It is important to try to reduce the risk of transmitting the disease to anyone that enters the building. Since the transferring of COVID-19 can come from droplets that are on surfaces as well as being airborne, it is important to reduce the number of surfaces that are being touched along with cleaning and disinfecting regularly.
The CDC suggest implementing these precautionary steps:
Pre-Screen: Employers should measure the employee’s temperature and assess symptoms prior to them starting work. Ideally, temperature checks should happen before the individual enters the facility.
Regular Monitoring: As long as the employee doesn’t have a temperature or symptoms, they should self-monitor under the supervision of their employer’s occupational health program.
Wear a Mask: The employee should wear a face mask at all times while in the workplace for 14 days after last exposure. Employers can issue facemasks or can approve employees’ supplied cloth face coverings in the event of shortages.
Social Distance: The employee should maintain 6 feet and practice social distancing as work duties permit in the workplace.
Disinfect and Clean work spaces: Clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment routinely.
As businesses, cities, and states reopen for business, new requirements are coming out where businesses will be required to keep track of information from their visitors, customers, and employees.
Some localities are requiring businesses to log employee’s temperatures as well as how many visitors they have and how long they are there. With the addition of the new regulations, businesses will have to scramble to implement a system that can handle the new requirements.
What does it mean to be “Touchless?”
Going “Touchless” is not a new concept. We have seen these changes occurring for some time now. Currently, you have touchless faucets, tailgates, paper towels, and turnstiles, to name a few. With recent events, we can expect “touchless” to be the new norm. Touchless means that we reduce the contact points that people encounter as they enter our businesses. This highly reduces the number of places people can be exposed to Covid-19, keeping people safe at the workplace.
With the addition of the new regulations, businesses will have to implement a system that can handle the new requirements. That is where the Fidentity Visitor Management System can help.
How does Fidentity help?
Fidentity wants to help everyone to stay safe and healthy by providing business with a visitor/employee management service that is “touchless.”
Fidentity Visitor Management System allows companies to create unique visitor check-in processes that are touchless and fully automated with or without the aid of a receptionist. Fidentity is actively trying to minimize the number of contact points necessary when employees and visitors enter a business One of the most important aspects of protecting your office staff is to keep areas disinfected and clean from possible pathogens.
This can also be accomplished by minimizing the number of areas that people can touch and transfer infectious diseases. These types of steps will reduce the risk of getting Covid-19.
One new process that many locations are requiring is having visitors make an appointment before arrival. Fidentity visitor management system can make this a touchless experience by sending the visitors a visitor pass with a link where legal documentation and pre-screening questions can be answered prior to arrival. Once visitors arrive at the office they can use a QR code for an easy, touchless check-in process.
By requiring visitors to go through the pre-screening process, businesses can screen incoming visitors and identify if they have come into contact with someone who has had Covid-19, if they have been sick, if they are running a fever, or been in contact with someone that has shown these symptoms recently. Fidentity will help companies maintain a screening process that complies with HIPAA.
Fidentity also offers a facial recognition system that stores over 100,000 images, ensuring that all employee’s and visitors information will be saved without incident. The same facial recognition system also offers temperature scans of employees and visitors. This helps to ensure that no one enters the building that is running a fever.
Fidentity also plans to add Door Access automation to their growing list of features.