Using Mass Notification for Ontario COVID-19 Screening Regulations

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Ontario COVID-19 Screening

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact our way of life, some organizations are taking an abundance of caution when it comes to reopening their facilities. The disruptions caused by COVID-19 have been felt in every industry, and to avoid further issues, organizations want to ensure they are providing a safe environment for their people to return to.

In Canada, Ontario has already instituted legislation that requires stricter screening and notification for organizations that are returning to in-person work, and more locations may follow suit. In this blog post, we’ll outline how your organization can use mass notification to screen people for COVID-19 before they enter a workplace.

Screen People Before They Enter Buildings

Organizations can conduct daily surveys with their employees to ensure they are fit for work before they even enter a building using mobile mass notifications. Notifications can be sent to everyone in an organization as SMS text, emails, or push notifications. The message can ask people simple yes or no questions, like if they are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19. For people that respond “yes” they can be automatically sent a follow-up message advising them not to come into the building. They can also be sent messages with hyperlinks to health information so they can better address any symptoms they might be having. The goal is to check that employees are fit for work to ensure a safe working environment.

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As guidelines and protocols change, mass notification can help keep people in the loop. Whether it is letting people know they will need to check their temperature before entering a building, or reducing the number of accessible entry and exit points, the better you can communicate new expectations, the less confusion and disruption there will be.

More Than Screening

These are just a few of the ways mass notification can help during the ongoing pandemic. Implementing a mass notification solution now can also help organizations be better equipped to handle other emergencies in the future. With a mass notification system, your organization can have the ability to send notifications that reach everyone with the push of a button. Regardless of your industry or the types of situations you are likely to face, you can customize message templates and groups to reach a wide variety of devices and systems with text, audio, and images. Using IP speakers, desk phones, mobile devices, desktop computers, digital signage, and more, enables you to reach as close to 100 percent of your intended audience as possible.

Whether it’s severe weather, a disruptive intruder, or a medical crisis, mass notifications can help you reach the right people with the right message at the right time. InformaCast Fusion from Singlewire Software is built to help organizations navigate the current COVID-19 crisis, as well as any other emergency you may encounter. With the right tools, you can save time, mitigate risk, and improve processes and procedures to alert everyone, everywhere, every time.

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