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COVID-19
outdoors, for that matter. Complicating the matter, you have
updated CDC time guidelines, where it's not just contact, but
it's contact over time that matters the most. Airports need the
ability to effectively manage who came into contact with who
and how long were they in contact.
The desired outcome for any contact tracing program is
to rapidly identify infected individuals, identify their close
contacts, as defined by the current standards, and direct these
individuals appropriately into isolation or quarantine to stop
disease transmission. The key point in contact tracing, that is
often overlooked, is you need some system to actually track
an identity. Most public facilities, airports being a leading
example, don't have this ability for anyone that doesn't carry
an airport badge. This has unfortunately made contact tracing
for airport passengers not a viable option.
That said, airports have considerable investment in current
technology systems; therefore the initial approach should be to
assess how current technology can be repurposed to deliver the
desired outcome. Many airports
already have manual contact
tracing projects, but if not, an
organization should start by
documenting the specific business
process f lows that are currently
being conducted manually and
look for opportunities to improve
the current concept of operations.
Whatever the technology selected
for contact tracing, there
will still be a requirement for
manual review. Contact tracing
technologies accelerate response
and accuracy, but they do not
replace the human element in
the process.
Successful deployments have
then matched business process to capable technology systems.
The typical core systems that should be assessed should include:
* Identity Management Systems
* Video Management Systems
* Mass Notification Systems
* Cellular Systems
* Badging and Access Control
Airports have a significant investment in camera systems
that can be enhanced through the use of Video Analytics.
A major benefit in utilizing your video system for this
type of analytic is there are multiple packages available in
the marketplace that can generate a lot of other actionable
information beyond just COVID. As described in the
beginning of this article, COVID-focused technologies
need to have future uses cases beyond just infectious disease
prevention to be successful and viable for investment by the
organizations. While COVID will still be a part of our world
through the end of 2021, there is a light at the end of the tunnel
and investments should be pivotable or usable for additional
use cases - or applicable to Flu Season.
Faith Group has seen video systems used, with a high
degree of success, for the following:

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Thermal Screening
Video-Based Contact Tracing
Automated Facemask Detection
Social Distancing Analytics and " Hot-Spot " Detection
Occupancy Sensing and Threshold Enforcement
Whatever technical choice made, airports should
develop a proof of concept (POC) to pilot initial concept
of operation automation improvements. The POC should
focus on the utilization of a variety of Common Off the Shelf
(COTS) hardware and software, as listed above, to address
the highest risk factors, assembled and integrated into a
cohesive environment which delivers functionality targeted
at improving the airports capability to actively manage and
respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The POC for contact
tracing technology is also a great opportunity to evaluate
some of the following questions as well:
* How will individuals who have come in contact be
identified?
* What are your airport's guidelines that must be followed
within your program?
* What will your airport do and/or restrict for individuals
who have been positively identified? Will other systems,
such as card access, also have inputs based on this
outcome?
Finally, your platform, or collection of technologies, is
ready to go and following this multiple step process, an airport
will be ready to deploy. Your typical steps, in any contact
tracing automation platform, should follow CDC guidelines.
All of that said, while this is effective internally for staff, it's
increasingly difficult to do this for passengers who are coming
through the airport. Contact tracing aviation passengers has
not only been a struggle with the technical aspects, but what
role do they play? 
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within an integrated health
& wellness solution for
incident management
and the generation
of comprehensive
business intelligence
portals to help
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clients manage
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business

Inside the Fence: Once in a Lifetime
Industry Update
Hindsight is 20/20
Remote Airport Deploys Open Platform Video to Monitor Facilities, Secure Operations, Connect wth Clients
Airport Guru: General Aviation Airports: A National Asset
Mitigating Public Safety Risks – Let's Fly Again!
Contact Tracing and COVID-19 Technology Best Practices
Cover Story: Less Touch, More Travel
Taking to the Sky in 2021
Are We Over Disinfecting Airports?
Airport Security in the Age of COVID
The New Norms of Aviation Catering
Safe and Secure Travel in the Age of COVID
Legal Matters: Single FBO Airports: Is There an Impermissible Exclusive Right? What Can You Do About It?
Product Profile: A Customizable Fueling Experience
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Airport Business - Inside the Fence: Once in a Lifetime
Airport Business - Industry Update
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Airport Business - Hindsight is 20/20
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Airport Business - Remote Airport Deploys Open Platform Video to Monitor Facilities, Secure Operations, Connect wth Clients
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Airport Business - Airport Guru: General Aviation Airports: A National Asset
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Airport Business - Mitigating Public Safety Risks – Let's Fly Again!
Airport Business - 17
Airport Business - Contact Tracing and COVID-19 Technology Best Practices
Airport Business - 19
Airport Business - Cover Story: Less Touch, More Travel
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Airport Business - Taking to the Sky in 2021
Airport Business - Are We Over Disinfecting Airports?
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Airport Business - Airport Security in the Age of COVID
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Airport Business - The New Norms of Aviation Catering
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Airport Business - Safe and Secure Travel in the Age of COVID
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Airport Business - Legal Matters: Single FBO Airports: Is There an Impermissible Exclusive Right? What Can You Do About It?
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Airport Business - Product Profile: A Customizable Fueling Experience
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