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Safely Returning to Work: Companies Take Different Precautions

Posted at 11:35 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 23:35:42-04

LANSING, Mich. — If you're reluctant about returning to the office, you're not alone. As companies start to rebound they're having to get creative to keep employees safe. Chris Conte shows us one solution that's helping screen for COVID-19 and other health issues as well.

A nationwide rebound has a meant a slow return to America's office buildings, and once inside, the American workforce is finding things are drastically different.

You just have to be resilient and adapt to this new world we live.

Kyle Peppe works for LAZ Parking's corporate office in Hartford, Connecticut. Instead of a receptioist in the company's lobby, he's now greeted by a machine.

"I’m glad they’re taking steps to making sure we’re coming back to something safe."

With the hopes of eventually bringing all 170 employees back into the building ... LAZ Parking had to get creative.

Which is were Pete Mottur comes in.

"This is not changing anytime soon."

Peter is the CEO of Vizsafe.

They have created this kiosk that takes workers temperatures every morning to help scan for COVID.

There's also three question survey they have to fill out asking about contact with anyone who is sick.

"Like after 9/11 where airport security changed and how people traveled changed and there’s a new paradigm here that we’re seeing in a similar way."

And it’s not just a temperature check, some of these devices can get your pulse even your oxygen saturation levels, to tell if there are other things going on besides Coronavirus

Those additional vital signs will give us a broader picture of an individuals potential risk and whether they might be carrying COVID 19.

It's all part of implementing new CDC guidelines for returning to work.

In addition to social distancing, the CDC is also recommending companies require face coverings.

"This is a big safeguard for us from a health perspective to keep our employees healthy and safe."

Steve Gresh with with LAZ parking sees the pilot program as something other companies across the country will want to copy.

It’s a big peace of mind product. It really helps people overcome some of those fears and it provides that protection

A protection that many Americans are looking for as they begin heading back to work.

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