Free thermometers to help fight the flu


Landing Elementary School began taking part in Kinsa’s FLUency free thermometer program in October 2017, under the guidance of physical education teacher Karen Serani. Kinsa — a California based health technology company — produces Bluetooth-enabled “smart” thermometers, that can help schools and families stay ahead of the flu season.

Landing was one of 200 schools chosen from 4,000 elementary schools in the United States to participate. More than 120 families at Landing signed up using the Kinsa app and received a free Bluetooth thermometer. Those enrolled in the program are able to see aggregated, anonymous information on any symptoms and illnesses going around the school.

Families can read up on school issues and record their child’s health history for a quicker, more accurate diagnosis. In addition, Kinsa guides that individual on the next steps if fever and symptoms are cause for concern.

–Zach Gottehrer Cohen