Updated: April 24, 2020 09:28 PM
Created: April 24, 2020 04:32 PM
Thousands of high tech thermometers were distributed around the Capital Region Friday.
The state and Center for Disease Control and Prevention said essential workers should be self monitoring their temperatures at least twice a day.
New smart thermometers will go to organizations to help underserved individuals and families.
Alliance for Better Health handed out 7,500 of the Kinsa thermometers, in partnership with CDPHP and MVP Health Care.
Volunteers picked up the thermometers from Birch Hill Catering and delivered them to organizations that offer social and behavioral health programs.
Staff at these organizations can use them to monitor themselves as well as hand them out to anyone they service.
"It's primarily we're going to Medicaid recipients or front line workers people who are working directly with the public so they're really getting into the hands of people who do need them that are or could be exposed and we're looking for that early detection," said Kim Feldman from Alliance for Better Health.
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