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Preventing COVID-19 in the Workplace: The Latest Technology Solution for Contact Tracing for Small and Medium Size Businesses
COVID-19 has presented numerous challenges for businesses across the United States. While many companies transitioned to exclusively remote workforces at the onset of COVID-19, the world is now ready to revert back to some form of normalcy. As companies start to move employees back to working from their offices, the new challenge is finding a way to do so safely while also allowing employees to do their jobs with minimal impact. Contact tracing has been supported from the start by the medical community for not only COVID-19, but any outbreak of contagious diseases. With contact tracing, it is possible to prevent new outbreaks and the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace.
What You Need to Know About Contact Tracing
To put it simply, contact tracing is the tracing of any individual who may have come into contact with another person who was diagnosed with COVID-19 (or another transmissible disease). This is an especially important method of outbreak containment for businesses transitioning back to the workplace amid the pandemic. The key to successful contact tracing in the workplace is immediately detecting when an employee or visitor reports symptoms or a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and taking action immediately. Removing both the infected employee and those who have come into contact with them so they can be tested and cleared is crucial for safely resuming onsite business operations.
AKA’s Affordable and Easy to Use Contact Tracing App
While implementing a contact tracing procedure sounds great, the financial investment and additional resources required to develop and build an in-house contact tracing solution may not sound so good to small and medium size businesses. This is why AKA Enterprise Solutions developed Safe Workplace, an accelerator for contact tracing that any business can afford. The easy to use solution can be implemented quickly so your organization can get back up and running safely during COVID-19.
This new solution–built using Microsoft Power Apps–enables businesses to immediately and accurately trace the location of both employees and visitors on company property. If there is any question of infection of an individual, Safe Workplace provides the HR department with the necessary tools to track where that individual has been and who they have come into contact with and take action as needed.
In a nutshell, here are the key contact tracing features of Safe Workplace:
- Custom configured zones and locations across company property for employees to check in and report where they are and where they have been at any given time.
- Visitor tracking on company premises
- Employee and visitor reporting on current health status and health changes. Required surveys by the HR department keep regular track of employee (and visitor) health and acquire general visitor information.
- Personal and health information and employee and visitor tracking data is protected by restricting access exclusively to HR team members.
Implementing the necessary safety procedures within your company during COVID-19 is key for ensuring employee and visitor safety. Transitioning from a remote workforce back to onsite operations is easier and safer with Safe Workplace Contact Tracing. Contact AKA to learn more about how our new solution can help your company get back into the office.
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Article by: Bryn Forrest | 212-502-3900
As Director, Government, Not for Profit, Media Industries, and Existing Customer Marketing for AKA, Bryn has more than 26 years of experience in marketing management, 17 of those with AKA. Under her leadership, AKA has been recognized by Microsoft for excellence in marketing.