FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) — Nearly three dozen elementary schools in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley are participating in a national school-health program to help fight illness in classrooms with the help of smart thermometers. This initiative, called the FLUency program, is a national health program by Kinsa, a company that makes smart thermometers and tracks the flu in real time.
The FLUency program offers free smart thermometers to all families in participating schools.
The thermometer connects to the Kinsa app so parents can see what illness is going around their schools in order to take precautions with their child’s health.
School nurses are also able to communicate easily with parents to alert them of illnesses being reported in the schools.
Early detection is key to stop the spread of flu, strep throat and more.
That’s why schools like Christ the King Catholic School in Fort Smith are joining this program to be more proactive in fighting the spread of germs and viruses with the simple click of a button.