Using CARES Act Funds to Increase Safety
Though significant relief has been offered by the Federal Government to help communities affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, many leaders of state, local and tribal governments ask themselves, “What can CARES Act funds be used for?” It would be natural to assume CARES Act funding can be used for public safety, but there is a little-known provision in the Act that allows one of the potential uses of CARES Act funds to include investment in technology to help protect the health and well-being of all citizens.
Governmental entities that have received CARES Act funding are permitted to allocate funds to invest in technology which helps mitigate the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak in buildings and other facilities – and DeCurtis Shield™, an innovative, touchless health screening system, may be part of the solution. DeCurtis Shield™ uses smart thermography cameras to quickly assess temperature at the brain thermal tunnel using patent-pending methodology to provide the fastest and most accurate body temperature in any environment. Shield Kiosks can provide a facility’s first line of defense against COVID-19. Because of that it may qualify as a necessary expenditure as one of the uses of CARES Act funds.
DeCurtis Shield™ is a scalable suite of tools focused on lessening the spread of an outbreak that uses accurate temperature screenings to assess elevated body temperature and location data to become a powerful contact tracing system.
Offering three deployment options, Shield Standalone, Shield Connected and Shield DXP™, DeCurtis Shield™ can be implemented quickly to provide edge detection right away and becomes more robust when further integrated to allow for accurate data recording, retroactive timelines, and location-based contract tracing.
Interested in using CARES Act funding for public safety inside schools and colleges, government buildings, convention centers, performing arts centers and the like? Then attend our educational webinar on November 17, 2020, 1:30 pm ET and learn how technology can help mitigate the risk of illness outbreaks in buildings and qualify for CARES Act funds. You can also contact us directly by completing the form below so we can share our thoughts on what Cares Act funds can be used for, as well as to learn more about investing in health screening kiosks utilizing CARES Act funding.