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Oakwood Farms Market installs digital temperature sensor to screen employees

Oakwood University President Dr. Pollard says it's a protective measure during the pandemic.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Oakwood Farms Market is now using technology to detect if an employee has a fever by screening their temperature.

The digital temperature sensor is installed at the entrance of the grocery store. It's used by face recognition and will determine if your temperature is normal.

The sensor is mandatory for employees, and optional for customers. Oakwood University President Dr. Leslie Pollard says it's a good tool used to keep a safe environment.

"Because of the COVID environment, we're actually trying to make sure that every single person conforms to CDC recommendations. If a person has a temperature, if a person is ill, if a person is ailing, then we need them to be tested because we're trying to keep the campus safe," says Pollard.

Pollard says there are more sensors at the entrance, and several other locations on the Oakwood University campus.

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