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OSU sets up voluntary temperature-check stations on campus

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The 10 scanners can be found at: Edmon Low Library — north and south entrances Classroom Building — east entrance North Classroom — 1st floor, center of the building Ag Hall — 2nd floor by Success Center Human Sciences — north end of the Great Hall Noble Research Center — Atrium Lobby Colvin Center — east entrance Seretean Center — north entrance Student Union — entrance by the ATMs

Oklahoma State University is committed to maintaining students’ health and safety while continuing to provide quality education amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The installment of voluntary temperature-checking stations on campus is one way it’s fulfilling this mission. 

At each temperature-checking station is a thermal scanner able to read temperatures quickly from up to three feet away. The station can detect temperatures with a mask on and does not store images so students’ health and privacy are protected. 

Temperature-check station
Temperature-checking station

Chris Barlow, senior director of University Health, Counseling and Accessibility Services, said the scanners signify the university’s dedication to individual and public health. 

“These voluntary kiosks go along with the central message we’ve had from the start of the pandemic that if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, you should be at home taking care of yourself rather than out and about on campus,” Barlow said. “This is just one tool within our overall strategy in raising public health awareness and trying to limit the spread of COVID-19.”

The 10 scanners can be found at: 

Edmon Low Library  — north and south entrances

Classroom Building — east entrance

North Classroom — 1st floor, center of the building

Ag Hall — 2nd floor by Success Center

Human Sciences —  north end of the Great Hall

Noble Research Center — Atrium Lobby

Colvin Center — east entrance

Seretean Center — north entrance

Student Union — entrance by the ATMs

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