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Jersey City to implement body temperature scanners at all municipal buildings

Jersey City mask recognition
Posted at 2:49 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 14:49:11-04

JERSEY CITY — Jersey City is going to lean on new technologies to try and get public-sector workers back during the coronavirus pandemic.

The city is unveiling what it calls "state-of-the-art body temperature scanners and mask recognition technology" at the entrance to every municipal building starting Wednesday. The goal of the scanners and other technologies are to "assist in the ongoing battle of slowing the spread of COVID-19 infections" and "facilitate the swift and safe return of the city’s full workforce."

Mayor Fulop will announce the new technology, which Jersey City calls "first-in-the-nation" on Wednesday. All city residents, employees, and visitors will be required to go through the temperature scan and mask recognition.