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Fever screening can help, but it is not the panacea to mitigate the spread of infectious disease. Research highlights potential benefits and risks.


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Fever screening can help, but it is not the panacea to mitigate the spread of infectious disease. Research highlights potential benefits and risks.

Coronavirus

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Coronavirus articles below.


Should Your Facility Implement Fever Screening?

Fever screening can help, but it is not the panacea to mitigate the spread of infectious disease. Research highlights potential benefits and risks.

Elevators In The Wake Of COVID-19

In addition to the now-familiar precautions we should take, elevator technologies are helping people be safe as they transition back to normal routines.

CertainTeed Launches Ecophon Hygiene Advance Wall

Designed for the rigors of everyday maintenance, Ecophon Hygiene Advance Wall is the only acoustic wall panel that satisfies FGI guidelines for use in restricted areas in healthcare spaces.

Five Key Considerations For Remote Video Inspection Programs

New infographic from NFPA highlights Remote Video Inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle inspection, testing, and maintenance.

Looking Ahead: Space Planning Tips

With space for casual, unplanned interactions and enhanced collaboration, the physical workplace remains an important element of a company's culture.

Safety 2020: Virtual Conference & Expo

The American Society of Safety Professionals' (ASSP) Safety 2020: Virtual drew nearly 2,400 professionals who attended educational sessions and engaged with speakers, peers, and exhibitors to learn the latest in workplace safety.

Five Changes On The Horizon For Parking Facilities

Look beyond the short-term impact of COVID-19 on parking management.

Feevr Non-Contact Thermal Imaging

feevr is a quick and effective artificial intelligence (AI) based system for screening and detecting individuals with elevated skin temperature.

Tips For Touch-Free Plumbing Retrofits

Touch-free plumbing fixtures provide a more sanitary option for facilities of any size and provide a quality option to improve public health

Senior Living: The Wellness Effect

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the senior living industry was evolving from a care-based business model to one that is wellness-based, with care.

Integra Creates Space Between Seated Guests

The Wellness Divider is designed to divide space between seated guests in waiting rooms, lounges, and lobby areas to assist in stopping the spread of airborne germs, including the novel coronavirus.

Tech Tools To Keep Offices Safer

In looking at your Safely Back to Work strategy, it may help to break the challenges into three stages: Now, next, then.

Returning To Work: The New Office

There is a plethora of resources that facility executives can access to prepare their buildings for occupancy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

GermBlock Cough and Sneeze Shields

GermBlock is a line of cough and sneeze shields for industrial, commercial, clean room, and retail settings.

Aerosol Disinfection In A Pandemic World

COVID-19 has emphasized the need for health-based cleaning, particularly for high contact touch points.

Comfort Is King: Dressing For Success, Pandemic Style

As businesses reopen, employers should review and reaffirm their dress policies to ensure pajamas remain worn at home—and not at work.

22Miles Delivers Contactless Communication

TempDefend is a protective digital signage communication and direction tool, providing a building’s first point of communication and management in the prevention of viral spread.

Five Ways To Support People In A Post-COVID Facility

While the workplace will undoubtedly come back, it will also look very different. A JLL expert shares insight and practical strategies.

Healthcare Facilities Design: Hygienic Flooring For Healthcare

Safety is imperative when designing healthcare facilities. Specifying the right materials for the floor is essential, yet can be overlooked for infection prevention.

Healthcare Facilities Design After COVID-19

Healthcare facilities designers have a leading role in creating safer spaces in a post-COVID-19 world. Here are five areas of focus to address when rethinking facility layout.

Sustainable Ratings, SITES And TRUE, Release Safety First Pilot Credits

In response to COVID-19, GBCI introduces these credits focused on landscape management and zero waste for buildings and sites.

Facility Executive: June 2020 Issue

The June 2020 issue looks at the new post-COVID-19 workplace—from technology to infection control. Plus, access control, energy projects, and parking facilities.

As Customers Return, Invest In Your Landscape

Here are four ways a renewed focus on facility landscaping will benefit operations, revenue, and safety for businesses as shelter-in-place orders lift.

PUREClean Service Program Supports Reopening

The Flagship Facility Services/Flagship Aviation Services PUREClean four-pronged approach to protecting employees in their workplace, and the traveling public in airports, is designed to support full, partial, or staged reopening of businesses and states.

Has COVID-19 Opened Up A New World Of Remote Work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to remote working as the digital world is finally at a stage where it can support technology like virtual meetings.

Bevi Introduces Touchless Beverage Dispensing Feature

Scheduled to launch July 13, feature will allow users to get filtered still, sparkling, flavored, and enhanced water from Bevi smart water coolers instantly via their smartphones.

Socially-Distant Operation Of Critical Infrastructure

In California, a statewide order has allowed those working in critical infrastructure to continue and applies to the federal critical infrastructure sectors outlined by the federal Cyber Infrastructure Security Administration (CIFA).

BuildingReports Adds Feature To SafetyScan® For Disinfection Reporting

To assist facilities in upholding strict safety measures, the company's ScanSeries® suite now features the capability to track disinfection actions, PPE levels, and more.

KeyWatcher & AssetWatcher Enhancements

Morse Watchmans announced new touchless facial recognition access and an antimicrobial powder coating on its KeyWatcher and AssetWatcher systems.

Safety For Dormant Water Systems In Buildings

Facilities closed or with reduced occupancy due to the COVID-19 pandemic need to evaluate current water systems to ensure a healthy return to operations. Phigenics, a firm focused on water management, provides insight.

SmartXcan Touch-Free Thermal Scanner

PRG's SmartXcan is a hands-free thermal scanner that provides instantaneous feedback on up to 700 people per hour as they enter a facility about their potential fever from infection.

Airflow Model Could Help Reduce Exposure To Coronavirus Aerosols

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an online tool that could help decrease the concentration of aerosols.

Join Us For A Free Webinar: HVAC Resiliency For COVID-19 And Beyond

As buildings prepare for reopening it’s clear that most HVAC systems are outdated. Register for this free webinar and learn how a science-based approach can enable a more strategic approach to COVID-19.

Excel Dryer Introduces Mobile XLERATOR® Hand Hygiene Station

The company worked with R.P. Fedder Industrial, which developed a filter solution to create this portable hand drying station for expanded hand hygiene options in and around facilities.

Allsteel Presents Poka-yoke

Allsteel has embraced ​Poka-yoke ​as a guiding product-design philosophy to help employees adapt to evolved workspaces and reinforced goals, such as distancing in workstations and shared spaces, traffic flow, and safer behavior.

Signify’s UV-C Light Sources Effective In Inactivating COVID-19 Virus

Research from Signify and Boston University show the SARS-CoV-2 virus could no longer be detected after seconds of exposure; company will share its UV-C lighting technology with other lighting companies.

FogHorn Lightning Health & Safety Solutions

The Lightning Health & Safety Solution suite includes out-of-the-box solutions that can be used individually or together to create a comprehensive system that improves the safety of workplaces and helps mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses.

Unmanned Fever Alert Temperature Scanning Terminal

Advanced kiosk supports multiple authentication options that can be used separately or in combination—temperature screening, facial recognition, protective face mask, and/or access card—before allowing entry to a facility.

As More Businesses Reopen, Worker Safety And Health Remain OSHA Priority

As more workplaces begin to reopen, OSHA is reminding employers that worker safety remains a priority amid both coronavirus and common workplace hazards.

Pest Management For Vacated Schools

A hasty exit from schools in the wake of COVID-19 and delays in pest management efforts made some facilities a prime target for rodents and insects.

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