Brookhill Elementary school combating sickness with smart thermometers


School nurses are using technology to keep elementary students safe from sickness.

Brookhill Elementary School nurses are now using smart thermometers to combat the spread of illnesses. It is part of the national program, Fluency, that aims to keep hallways safe and clean.

40 families with kids in Brookhill Elementary were given free smart thermometers that connect to the Kinsa app. This allows parents to see what illnesses are going around the school.

“You can enter in the symptoms that go along with that temperature, and with the early detection and early response, you’re able to keep your kids at home and even take them to the doctor if we catch it early,” said Brookhill Elementary School nurse, Shemeeka Yarbrough.

There were only 500 spots available to participate in the Fluency program. Brookhill Elementary is one out of the 17 Alabama schools participating.

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