Good News: The Federal Government CARES ACT Can Help
As businesses, schools, facilities, and organizations of all types look to resume operations or phase them back to normal, they have been faced with a double whammy: a significant drop in revenues and an increase in cost for mitigation measures to ensure the safety of everyone.
The good news is that the federal government stimulus package has components in it that may help. The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) provided a massive package of aid to individuals, businesses, and state and local governments. And among parts of that aid were important provisions to help fund technology solutions for COVID-19 preparedness, prevention, and response.
We all hope that both a vaccine and treatment are developed quickly to take the severe threat aspect out of this pandemic. The reality, however, is that it will take some time for those answers to come to fruition. In the meantime, we can invest in available solutions that can help return us to normal life and economic activities in Austin and Texas while staying safe. And there are technologies like temperature screening systems that can help accomplish that, with funding assistance from the Federal government to expedite it.
Keep reading below for a summary of technology solutions and funding opportunities for implementing them.