As children in Vancouver prepare for their classes in June, Queen’s Margaret School in Duncan leads the pack with new temperature-screening technology.
The Vancouver Island school made a $25,000 investment in a thermal screen camera to help check the temperature of students and staff who enter the building. The thermal monitoring solution is installed at the entrance to prevent anyone with fever from going t class.
Head master David Robertson says in an interview that the school prioritized buying the equipment to give the kids an added layer of protection against the coronavirus.
“At least you know coming into the bubble there is a very strong chance that everyone is safe,” Robertson said, adding that the newest investment reduced the anxiety of the parents, students, and staff.
He said the school is one of the first to implement the technology in the area.