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by CL Cimino

In 2020, seemingly without warning, the world changed. The COVID-19 virus seemed to attack everywhere, simultaneously. Businesses and lives were disrupted. Now we focus on getting back to work safely. We must figure out the next steps—how to open our business and how to stay in business if there is a second wave of COVID-19. And, how do we prepare for the future beyond COVID-19.

We are concerned first-and-foremost with the welfare and health of employees, participants, fans and customers - what are the initial steps a business should follow? Businesses are required to provide reasonable protections for their workers. Thermal Scanning is a critical component of demonstrating to your customers, local, state and government agencies that your business is taking reasonable protection measures.

March 17, 2020 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an update to its guidance that now expressly acknowledges that employers may implement temperature screening measures in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The EEOC noted that “because the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and state and local health authorities have acknowledged community spread of COVID-19, and issued attendant precautions, employers may measure employees’ body temperature.”


Challenges for the Equine Business

No business is immune to the ravages of the virus: we must figure out what to do—how to stay in business—and how to protect ourselves and others while we wait for the long-awaited vaccination that hopefully will save millions of lives.

So, what can the equine industry do, to safeguard against the spread of the virus and assure our participants, fans and customers that horse business administrators are concerned first-and-foremost with their welfare and health?

Racetracks, polo grounds, veterinary clinics, horse shows, rodeos, boarding farms, horse sales pavilions—all have different roles within multi-billion-dollar international equine industry. The reality is that, diverse as may be their missions—they all have two things in common, the very foundations of their endeavors: horses, and the humans who love them. Those humans may be owners, trainers, farriers, grooms, hotwalkers, or fans. Whichever the role, the humans in horse businesses need to be protected from the virus.

As we move through the horror of the pandemic and life comes around to the inevitable New Normal, there will be a great deal to learn, and many ways in which we must change how we've "always done" things. It may be quite a while before we can stand in the midst of 100,000 other people to watch a horserace, or crowd into a sales pavilion to find the next Triple Crown Winner. Hopefully, one day in the not-too-distant future, we will be able to congregate in large crowds, safe once again.

Until that day—and even after, we posit—it's absolutely necessary to screen attendees with the immediate goal of detecting people who are sick.


TempDefendTM is Your Answer!

As horse and business owners, we fully understand the concerns of opening your business and keeping visitors and employees safe. Barton Rogers Group in partnership with Silicon Valley Based 22 Miles, Inc., provides Medical Grade Thermal Scanning Solutions to protect your Customers and your Business. The TempDefendTM Solutions will protect your business and your employees. Learn about it HERE

TempDefend'sTM thermal sensor technology provides an accurate and affordable solution to alert businesses of individuals who have a heightened temperature (possible infection) status while protecting others in and around your facilities.

Leveraging this technology will protect your customers and your business. TempDefendTM also replaces the need for EMTs or other health care professionals who currently take temperatures manually, often a slow and expensive process.

TempDefendTM can capture analytics to demonstrate your business is operationally compliant. Options are available to provide customized responses, analytics, networking, and synchronization of TempDefend anomaly alerts, as well as compliance logs for legal and audit trails. This information can be supplied to government officials to report on and comply with rigorous safety protocols.

TempDefendTM uses Medical Grade FLIR sensors which provides the most functional and robust COVID-19 Thermal Scanning Solution available today.

Now, businesses are required to provide reasonable protections for their employees. Thermal Scanning is a critical component of demonstrating to your customers, local, state and government agencies that your company is taking reasonable protection measures.


TempDefendTM: Safe, Quick, Accurate and Easy to use.
Accurate to within ±0.3°~ ±0.5°C.

  • Audio and Visual Instructions on the Screen
  • Voice Command and Control
  • Video Call and Workflow when a User’s Temperature Exceeds Assigned Threshold
  • No Touch Automated Software Upgrades as Laws and Regulatory Compliance Rules Change
  • Analytics and Reporting to Demonstrate Regulatory Compliance
  • Virtual Receptionist, Automated Workflow and Escalation
  • 5,000 sensor points versus a handheld temperature gun - ensuring greater accuracy

Barton Rogers Group has a variety of Thermal Scanning Solutions and Options for your business.

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