COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes and meatpacking plants have made national headlines, but there are warning signs from academic studies and local public health data that other essential industries may be trouble spots.
It also helps cut down on the length of time workers spend with each other. By Day 20, there was a 50% decrease in the duration of their interactions with others. Twenty days later, the total duration decreased by 66%.
While it actively prevents workers from spending too much time together with its proximity alerting feature, Proximity Trace also collects data about the duration of worker interactions and who they spend time with. That’s valuable information to have in case somebody tests positive for COVID on site.
The insights make it easier for contact tracing to determine who the sick worker came in close contact with and potentially spread the coronavirus to. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counts close contact with an infected person as a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
To use Proximity Trace, workers simply attach the solution’s primary device, the TraceTag, to their clothing or safety vest. Gateways to collect the information gathered on the TraceTag are located at facility exits and other high traffic areas. It doesn’t rely on client WIFI or internet, which can be tricky to maintain at large facilities, or use GPS or off-site location tracking. The Proximity Trace dashboard can also anonymize worker data to protect personal identifying information from all users except those authorized to analyze contact tracing reports.
As COVID cases rise across the country, shoring up safety protocols to keep workers healthy and on the job is more important than ever. Tools like Proximity Trace that encourage social distancing and streamline contact tracing can keep facilities safer.
Ready to learn more? Ask us how Proximity Trace can help your facilities stay safe and healthy.