Infrared Temperature Sensors Being Deployed To Detect Infected Participants At Events; Company Continues to Protect Businesses and Their Assets Due to Closings and Work From Home Mandates
BOCA RATON, Fla. (PRWEB) March 17, 2020
Fast Guard Service, a leading private security and protection agency owned and operated by certified law enforcement officers, remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to provide its variety of services including Hospital Security, Hotel Security, Event Security, Commercial Security, and more.
In addition, the company is implementing protocols and safety features to protect its client’s business assets and lower their liability, particularly as employees are increasingly told to work from home and needing to take company-owned equipment off-property. In the event businesses are vacant for an extended period, Fast Guard Service will also protect the valuable equipment inside.
In response to the increasing concerns of COVID-19, localities across the country are proactively implementing preventative measures and are requiring mitigation plans for events in cities across the country. Following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), mass gatherings, defined as a planned or spontaneous event with a large number of people in attendance that could strain the planning and response resources of the community, are being limited or canceled on a case-by-case threshold.
As Fast Guard Service continues to provide security services at events, the company has hired an outside agency to provide COVID-19 testing for guests. Using state-of-the-art technology, infrared temperature sensors will be able to detect participants with fevers entering the premise. Fast Guard Service will be able to protect other event-goers from further spreading of the virus. The company observes the CDC’s position that sick individuals should stay home, however, as a precautionary measure, it will also work with event organizers to identify spaces isolate staff or participants who become ill.
Fast Guard Service will continue to work closely with its clients, the event organizers, to follow an emergency plan, as per the interim guidelines from the CDC. This includes providing prevention supplies on-site at events for staff and participants, such as sinks with soap, hand sanitizers, tissues, and disposable face masks in the event there are persons starting to show symptoms.
Fast Guard Service operates in seven locations, which include Los Angeles, Austin, Phoenix, Chicago, Atlanta, Newark, and Manhattan, New York. Below are the event guidelines from each locality, based on the latest information available.
- California officials are calling for the cancellation of all gatherings with 250 or more people.
- Events larger than 2,500 people are prohibited unless organizers can assure Austin Public Health that mitigation plans for infectious diseases are in place.
- Phoenix has not placed restrictions on events at this time. Visit http://www.phoenix.gov for the latest information.
- All community events of more than 1,000 people are banned for the next 30 days in the city of Chicago.
- Atlanta has not placed restrictions on events at this time. Visit http://www.atlantaga.gov for the latest information.
- New Jersey Governor Murphy recommends the cancellation of all public gatherings throughout state of more than 250 individuals.
- Gatherings of 500 or more people in New York City will not be permitted until further notice.
In addition, Fast Guard Service will continue to provide its security services at hospitals. Hospital staff, the doctors, nurses and other essential personnel are a top priority for the company’s security services, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fast Guard Service will continue to follow the CDC’s guidelines for healthcare facilities.
According to the CDC, the current and immediate risk of being exposed to COVID-19 is still low for most Americans, but as the outbreak expands, that risk will increase. The general public and event participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with recommendations to protect themselves and their communities from getting and spreading COVID-19.
As is the case with all staff members regardless of their assignment, Fast Guard Services is committed to the health and safety of its clients, and it has encouraged employees to stay home if they are sick. The company continues to closely monitor COVID-19 pandemic, including information and recommendations from the CDC, as well as guidelines for the city governments, and work closely with its clients to ensure the health and safety of the communities.
About Fast Guard Service
Fast Guard Service is a fully licensed/insured private security and protection agency owned and operated by certified law enforcement officers. Fast Guard Service provides a variety of services including Hospital Security, Hotel Security, Event Security, Commercial Security, and more. Its mission is to provide professional security and investigative solutions customized to fit each individual client's needs while demonstrating responsiveness, diligence, and professionalism.