MTA touts expanded temperature testing at over 70 locations

More than 60,000 temperature checks have been performed to date using a contactless thermal scan thermometer to the forehead.

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2020, 1:45 AM

Updated 1,489 days ago

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The MTA says temperature testing for COVID-19 has significantly expanded to over 70 locations with thousands of workers being checked daily.
More than 60,000 temperature checks have been performed to date using a contactless thermal scan thermometer to the forehead.
The Temperature Brigade Program checks all employees entering a work location. Temperature checks are happening within the New York City subway and bus system, the MTA Police Department, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and bridge and tunnel locations.
Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher is sent home and told to get medical help and report back.
At least 83 MTA employees have died from the coronavirus.
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