Screen for Coronavirus with a Visitor Management System

How do you screen for the Coronavirus with a visitor management system like MyLobby?

There’s nothing new about screening visitors; we do this when getting onto a flight going from one destination to another. Or, a restricted access pre-screen questionnaire is another collective experience. Although this time, it’s never become so critical when trying to maintain this  Coronavirus (COVID -19) outbreak crisis from spreading further. In this article, we’re going to show you how MyLobby Visitor Management can automate the pre-screening process. 

 Pre-screening is about reducing risk, and the outcome is keeping everyone in your facility safe from potential exposure to this very contagious virus. The challenges are the sheer volume of pre-screening, and you might be thinking your organization doesn’t have the human resources to do all that pre-screening. The solution is automating the visitor management with a system like MyLobby. The purpose of creating a pre-screening questionnaire with a visitor management system like MyLobby for each individual that they sign-off on this declaration makes them accountable when they are signing on the dotted line and their picture.

How to get the commitment from each visitor?

Each organization can customize the questionnaire, also pre-state the consequences and responsibilities each visitor has to agree to the terms of the declaration. These agreements are binding when they usually prefaced with words as: “the said person on this agreement is legally liable for….” I’m not a lawyer but I think you guys get the idea. Just make sure you have all the elements of a binding contract With any document clearly states the consequences telling the truth we typically do, especially when we are trying to either participate or collaborate with a facility that we’re trying to visit, no visitor but want to sabotage that relationship.

Visitor management system pre-screening questions for Coronavirus – COVID-19

So if you’re wondering what kind of questions you should be asking the visitors upon entering your facility, although it is a bit of a moving target and we recommend that you keep up-to-date with the world health organization Here are potential examples of Pre-screening questions for your Visitor management system Do you have a fever? Have you traveled to China recently? Have you had any contact with any sick person that has been coughing or showing signs of difficulty breathing?

The Facts about COVID-19

Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity. The risk of getting COVID-19 in the U.S. is currently low. Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people. You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.

What does the pre-screening visitor management system look like?

Below is a video that demonstrates the pre-screening process when the visitor comes to the tablet.

Who is responsible for updating the pre-screening visitor management questionnaire?

Typically this would be the responsibility of your Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) personnel within your organization. The key term here is UPDATING; the world health organization acknowledges that the information and the source and risks are changing by the day.

Therefore your EHS personnel must be keeping a close eye on the developments on this crisis and update the company newsletter along with the visitor management pre-screening system. The process of updating the visitor management system is quite simple.

You have to log into the back end through a web portal, click on questions, and update them accordingly. Below is a video clip on how it’s done: 

In conclusion, we all have a responsibility to play in this global crisis. We all have to do our part, and no one is immune.

I invite you to share your thoughts on how we can do a better job in pre-screening and minimizing the spread of the COVID 19 Virus.

Contact us to see how we can help your organization with your pre-screening requirements. To learn more about MyLobby click here.

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