Contact Tracing is a digital solution for tracking and alerting users if he or she has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Notifications occur under certain defined parameters (for example, length of time of the contact or proximity of contact).
The Chain of Infection
A chain of infection and the tracking thereof describes the process and route of transmission of a pathogen from one host to another. The infected host is generally referred to as the donor and although this donor may not show any visible signs of infection, they can still pass on these infectious pathogens to another unknown recipient.
Why is this important?
As companies return to work post-lock down, reopening operations and maintaining social distancing is vital. Employers are responsible for the health and wellbeing of staff at work, social distancing measures, and managing the transmission risk. If an employee reports virus-related symptoms, how will your businesses manage the spread of infection, who should self-isolate or be sent for testing?
IoT Horizon provides solutions that actively help businesses comply with social distancing recommendations. Employees can be given a device that registers other devices in its vicinity. One solution will also sound an acoustic alarm if the distance falls below 1.5 meters for at least 20 seconds. This helps staff to stay alert when they get too close. Interactions by devices are logged on the system and this data can be used as part of contact tracing when issues arise in the workplace.
Key Benefits of implementing a tracking solution
Track the spread of infection quickly
Maintain social distancing requirements (ensuring employees stay alert and safe)
Alert those who need to self-isolate