Floyd Co. BOE to install temperature kiosks in all schools

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (MTN) — With in-person classes starting Sept. 28 for Floyd County schools, the district is putting student health and safety at the forefront by acquiring temperature kiosks which will be placed at the entry point of their schools.

“The kids and staff will stand in front of the kiosk, they line themselves up with a silhouette and the kiosk takes their temperature,” states Floyd County School District Health Coordinator Annette Harris-Ward. “We knew we were going to really have to step up our game in order to keep our kids safe… our kid’s safety is our number one priority.

Annette says that not only does the kiosk take temperatures of the students and staff members, but it also logs their temperature and photo in a database.

At least one kiosk will be placed within each Floyd County school before the start of in-person classes on Sept. 28. An additional kiosk will be installed in larger schools with a higher population of students.

Annette says that their goal is to keep students healthy and in-school and with all the safety precautions they have in place, the district is excited to have students back in class on September 28.