Infrared cameras checking customers' temperatures at this Milwaukee store

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A Milwaukee grocery store has installed infrared cameras in an effort to detect customers infected with the coronavirus. The new fever scans are taking place at a Cermak Fresh Market store.”It’s a thermal reader, so it just catches temperatures of people as they’re walking in,” store manager Joseph Marano said.About 1,000 customers shop there every day.”I think this is just another level that we’re taking it just to provide safety and just comfort,” Marano said.If the scanner detects that a customer has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, Marano gets an alert on his phone.”We haven’t finalized our policy on it yet — because it’s so new. It’s more in a testing phase right now. We haven’t determined if we’re going to ask people to leave,” he said.Many customers said it was the first time they’ve ever had their temperatures scanned by an infrared camera.”I just thought it was a camera, but I’m glad it’s a temperature detector,” shopper Heidy Campos said.Other customers didn’t notice the infrared scanner at first. “It’s great. Why not?” shopper Pat Schroeder said. “Seems like a good idea during this pandemic.”The scanners could become the new normal as stores take precautions to reopen.

A Milwaukee grocery store has installed infrared cameras in an effort to detect customers infected with the coronavirus.

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The new fever scans are taking place at a Cermak Fresh Market store.

“It’s a thermal reader, so it just catches temperatures of people as they’re walking in,” store manager Joseph Marano said.

About 1,000 customers shop there every day.

“I think this is just another level that we’re taking it [to] just to provide safety and just comfort,” Marano said.

If the scanner detects that a customer has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, Marano gets an alert on his phone.

“We haven’t finalized our policy on it yet — because it’s so new. It’s more in a testing phase right now. We haven’t determined if we’re going to ask people to leave,” he said.

Many customers said it was the first time they’ve ever had their temperatures scanned by an infrared camera.

“I just thought it was a camera, but I’m glad it’s a temperature detector,” shopper Heidy Campos said.

Other customers didn’t notice the infrared scanner at first.

“It’s great. Why not?” shopper Pat Schroeder said. “Seems like a good idea during this pandemic.”

The scanners could become the new normal as stores take precautions to reopen.


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